Country brief # 2

Building Safe Passage for Women’s Employment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip

This country brief presents an overview of the research and policy advocacy activities of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on gender equality in the world of work in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. It highlights the overall employment context, underlining concerns, result achieved and future plans.

The ILO has three ongoing initiatives on gender equality and decent work in the West Bank and Gaza Strip during 2008-2009:
I. Gender equality and workers’ rights in the informal economy
II. Business women in private sector and women’s enterprise development
III. The Spanish Millennium Development Global Fund on Gender Equality and Women’s empowerment in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.