Publications on Equality and discrimination

May 2019

  1. Publication

    Information paper on protection against sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and sexual characteristics (SOGIESC) discrimination

    13 May 2019

    This paper sets out and analyses the law and practice of ILO member States in relation to discrimination in employment and occupation on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sexual characteristics (SOGIESC).

April 2019

  1. Publication

    Gender equality in the G20 – Additional analysis from the time dimension (summary)

    22 April 2019

    Summary of the co-authored paper "Gender equality in the G20" prepared for the 2nd meeting of the G20 Employment Working Group under the Japanese G20 presidency (Tokyo, 22-24 April 2019)

  2. Publication

    Gender equality in the G20 – Additional analysis from the time dimension

    22 April 2019

    Co-authored paper prepared for the 2nd meeting of the G20 Employment Working Group under the Japanese G20 presidency (Tokyo, 22-24 April 2019)

  3. Publication

    Women at Work in G20 countries: Progress and policy action since 2018 (summary)

    22 April 2019

    Summary of the co-authored paper "Women at Work in G20 countries" prepared for the 2nd Meeting of the G20 Employment Working Group under the Japanese G20 presidency (Tokyo, 22-24 April 2019)

  4. Publication

    Women at Work in G20 countries: Progress and policy action since 2018

    22 April 2019

    Co-authored paper prepared for the 2nd meeting of the G20 Employment Working Group under the Japanese G20 presidency (Tokyo, 22-24 April 2019)

  5. Publication

    Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change: Emerging Research on Traditional Knowledge and Livelihoods

    16 April 2019

    Traditional knowledge of indigenous communities cuts across numerous aspects of sustainability and resilience. However, the practice of traditional knowledge is yet to be adequately understood, with many research gaps confronting policy-makers. Prominent among these is an understanding of the interplay of traditional knowledge systems, rooted in indigenous ways of life, cultural approaches and traditional occupations, with the transformations being experienced in societies, economies, institutions, technologies and the climate. A collaboration between the ILO and the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, this publication draws on recent and emerging research conducted directly with communities across Asia and the Pacific, Africa, and the Americas. It aims at sharing experiences gained by researchers and the communities themselves with policy-makers and key stakeholders.

March 2019

  1. Report

    A quantum leap for gender equality: For a better future of work for all

    07 March 2019

    This report is the culmination of the extensive and often ground-breaking work undertaken in the ILO’s Women at Work Centenary Initiative. It is closely aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  2. Employment Policy Brief

    Building a gender-equitable future through Employment Intensive Investment Programmes

    06 March 2019

    This policy brief explores the gender gaps and potential in infrastructure works, highlights good practices and promising results, and outlines measures to allow women to participate in, benefit from, and contribute to infrastructure works programmes.

  3. Report

    The Social Construction of Migrant Care Work At the intersection of care, migration and gender

    04 March 2019

    This publication examines the implications of migration in the care economy and its effects on women’s economic empowerment and gender equality. It focuses on the working conditions of women and men migrants performing care work in destination countries; how migration in the care economy affects gender equality at work; and areas for policy action. The paper highlights the need for effective and coordinated policies to help improve the governance of labour migration for health-care workers, address decent work deficits of care workers for better recruitment and reten­tion and improve skills recognition and certification.

February 2019

  1. Brochure

    Integrated Strategy on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work 2017-2023

    24 February 2019