Equality discrimination in Asia and the Pacific

The ILO’s involvement in this area includes promoting international labour standards that support equality, fostering policies and programmes that empower the rural working poor and the urban informal economy, supporting entrepreneurship (especially women in micro-enterprises), fighting forced and child labour, protecting the cultural and land rights of indigenous and tribal peoples, and strengthening the ability the ILO tripartite partners (governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations) to protect working people who face discrimination because of their sex, age, origin, race, religion, family responsibilities or health status.

More information about the ILO’s work on equality and discrimination and disability and work globally can be found on the main site.