Publications on Equality and discrimination

April 2009

  1. Publication

    Women at work, past and present: Like night and day

    01 April 2009

    As the ILO marks its 90th anniversary, a year-long campaign on gender equality at the heart of decent work culminates with a discussion at the International Labour Conference. The ILO has always been in the forefront of promoting gender equality at work, and women’s rights, and this year’s campaign and discussion will be a milestone in the Organization’s efforts to shine new light on the status of women in the world of work.

  2. Publication

    Gender equality at the heart of decent work

    01 April 2009

    Over the past year the ILO’s Bureau for Gender Equality has held a major awareness-raising campaign: Gender Equality at the Heart of Decent Work. In the following pages World of Work looks at themes of the campaign so far and interviews Jane Hodges, Director of the Bureau for Gender Equality.

  3. Publication

    Magazine World of Work 65, April 2009: ILO Gender Equality Campaign 2008–09; Maternity protection; Education; Social dialogue; Work/family balance...

    01 April 2009

February 2009

  1. Publication

    8th European Regional Meeting - Facts on quality of working life

    09 February 2009

    Wages, working time and work organization, maternity protection and the work-life balance are some of the many interlinked dimensions of the quality of working life and of decent work.

January 2009

  1. Publication

    Brochure - Green Jobs: Improving the climate for gender equality too!

    30 January 2009

    January 2009 theme of the Gender Equality at the Heart of Decent Work Campaign, 2008-2009

  2. Guidelines

    Promoting Equity: gender-neutral job evaluation for equal pay. A step-by-step guide

    10 January 2009

    This Guide, to be used when mplementing the principle of equal remuneration for work of equal value, free from discrimination based on sex, as enshrined in the ILO Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100), is in keeping with the Follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and, in particular, with the 2003 and 2007 Global Reports devoted to equality at work. It is meant as a tool to be used to promote this principle in many different workplace environments. To date, the ILO Convention No. 100, adopted in 1951, has been ratified by 167 countries. However, despite this broad consensus regarding the principle enshrined in it, the pay gap between women and men remains a persistent and universal fact of the labour market. Recent statistical surveys have revealed that this gap exists in countries with very diverse economic structures and that, although the gap is decreasing in most of these countries, this progress is being achieved very slowly. The gap persists despite the significant gains women have made in terms of education and work experience.

  3. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 23

    Domestic work and domestic workers in Ghana: An overview of the legal regime and practice

    01 January 2009

December 2008

  1. Publication

    Issues: December 2008

    09 December 2008

    Among the topics covered in this edition are the findings of a new report on Labour and Social Trends in ASEAN, the ILO's global gender campaign, women's pay in Bangladesh, workplace practices to combat avian and pandemic human influenza, strategies for extending social security coverage, human trafficking for labour exploitation, and migration policies.

November 2008

  1. Meeting document

    Discussion Paper: Gender Dimensions of Globalization

    14 November 2008

    A discussion paper presented at the meeting on “Globalisation – Decent Work and Gender”, September 4, 2008, a side-event to the Oslo Conference on Decent Work – A key to Social Justice for a Fair Globalisation

October 2008

  1. Publication

    Brochure - Rights, jobs and social security: New visions for older women and men

    01 October 2008

    October 2008 theme of the Gender equality at the heart of decent work Campaign, 2008-2009