Publications on Equality and discrimination

January 2011

  1. Publication

    Gender dimensions of agricultural and rural employment: Differentiated pathways out of poverty

    21 January 2011

    This interagency report on the gender dimension of agricultural work was produced by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Labour Office (ILO) following two years of work begun in 2009. It is the first comprehensive look at gender and work in rural areas since the start of the global economic crisis.

  2. Publication

    The Enabling Environment for Women in Growth Enterprises in Mozambique

    15 January 2011

    Assessment Report

December 2010

  1. Project documentation

    Linking safety and health at work to sustainable economic development: Project outline

    01 December 2010

    Global project under the Swedish Partnership Programme

November 2010

  1. Publication

    World Social Security Report 2010/11. Providing coverage in times of crisis and beyond

    16 November 2010

    This is the first in a new series of biennial reports that aim to map social security coverage globally, to presenting various methods and approaches for assessing coverage, and to identifying gaps in coverage. Backed by much comparative statistical data, this first report takes a comprehensive look at how countries are investing in social security, how they are financing it, and how effective their approaches are. The report examines the ways selected international organizations (the EU, OECD and ADB) monitor social protection and the correlation of social security coverage and the ILO Decent Work Indicators. The report's final section features a typology of national approaches to social security, with a focus on countries' responses to the economic crisis of 2008 -- and the lessons to be learned, especially concerning the short- and long-term management of pension schemes.

  2. Publication

    The KwaZulu Natal tourism sector: Selected Perspectives on the Enabling Environment for Women's Entrepreneurs

    15 November 2010

    Assessment Report

August 2010

  1. Publication

    Small premiums, long-term benefits: Why poor women need microinsurance

    01 August 2010

    Microinsurance coverage is an important safety net for households in developing countries, providing a tool to protect productive assets. For poor women, however, coverage can be even more critical.

  2. Publication

    Paving a way out of poverty for people with intellectual disabilities

    01 August 2010

    Millions of people with intellectual disabilities and their families are inordinately affected by poverty and social and economic exclusion. In March 2010, the ILO–Irish Aid Partnership Programme gathered representatives from several East African countries, Australia and the United Kingdom at a three-day conference in Lusaka, Zambia to explore opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to train and work alongside non-disabled workers in their communities, thereby paving a way out of poverty.

June 2010

  1. Publication

    Gender Mainstreaming in Local Economic Development Strategies : A guide

    04 June 2010

May 2010

  1. Publication

    Achieving Millennium Development Goal 5 through Decent Work

    01 May 2010

    For the first time in decades, encouraging progress has been made towards Millennium Development Goal 5 (MDG 5), with global maternal mortality rates having fallen by nearly 35 per cent. However, among low-income countries with longstanding high maternal death rates, progress varied considerably and only 23 countries are on track to achieve a 75 per cent decrease in maternal deaths by 2015. Stronger commitments and better cooperation between UN agencies, governments and other development partners are needed to broadly achieve MDG 5.

April 2010

  1. Publication

    Maternity at work: A review of national legislation. Second edition

    30 April 2010

    This global report updates the current knowledge of the status and progress of maternity legislation around the world, providing a comprehensive review of national legislative provisions for maternity protection in 167 member States, with a particular focus on how well countries' provisions conform to the ILO Maternity Protection Convention, 2000 (No. 183), and its accompanying Recommendation (No. 191).