Resources on Gender equality

  1. © Asian Development Bank 2018

    Gender equality

    Rural women need equality now

    15 March 2018

    ILO Director of Sectoral Policies, Alette van Leur, has called for urgent action to overcome the hurdles rural women face in the world of work. She was speaking during the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women at United Nations headquarters in New York, where the ILO is hosting, on March 16, a panel discussion on gender equality and decent work for rural women.

  2. Publication

    Women’s ILO: Transnational networks, global labour standards and gender equity, 1919 to Present

    15 March 2018

    What is the place of women in global labour policies? This book gathers new research on a century of ILO engagement with women’s work.

  3. Knowledge Sharing Forum on Evidence and Impact Measurement

    Concept note: What Works in Youth and Women’s Employment in MENA?

    14 March 2018

  4. News

    ILO joins the conversation on women’s empowerment through cooperatives, an Italian perspective

    08 March 2018

    ILO COOP Unit Manager participated in the event on “WomeNpowerment in Coops: Italian cooperatives contributing to the achievement of gender equality in the world” organized on the occasion of the International Women’s Day by the Commission of Women Cooperative Managers of the Italian Confederation of Cooperatives (ConfCooperative) and CooperMondo.

  5. International Women's Day

    Rural Women at Work: Bridging the gaps

    08 March 2018

    On International Women’s Day, the ILO draws attention to the challenges rural women face at work and explores ideas for bridging the gaps. Investing in rural women is the right thing to do as addressing gender inequality and promoting decent work for rural women will translate into economic and social gains for all.

  6. World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends for Women 2018

    WESO Trends for Women Global snapshot 2018

    08 March 2018

    This global snapshot looks at the progress made during the past decade and assesses women’s labour market prospects by examining the gaps between men and women according to indicators such as labour force participation, unemployment and vulnerable employment.

  7. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Advancing women’s cooperatives in Turkey

    08 March 2018

    "Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators" is a series of interviews with cooperative leaders from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives. For this issue, ILO interviewed Ms Şengül Akçar, Executive Director of the Foundation for the Support of Women’s Work (FSWW).

  8. Our impact, their voices

    Breaking bonded labour and gender roles in Nepal

    08 March 2018

    The abolition of bonded labour has encouraged gender equality in Nepal. The ILO’s Bridge Project in Nepal supports workers’ transition from bonded labour to decent work and provides women with skills in traditionally masculine areas of work.

  9. A cooperative 2030 series

    Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 - Cooperative contributions to SDG 5

    08 March 2018

    This brief is part of the Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 series produced by the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC). Through a series of 17 briefs, one for each Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), COPAC hopes to raise awareness about the significant contributions of cooperative enterprises towards achieving the 2030 Agenda in a sustainable, inclusive and responsible way, and encourage continued support for their efforts. This brief in the series focuses on SDG 5 – achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls.

  10. © Nestlé 2018

    International Women’s Day

    Change is necessary for rural women

    08 March 2018

    In a statement to mark International Women’s Day, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, says that rural women must not be overlooked in policy decisions.