Resources on gender issues and child labour


  1. Publication

    Assessing the gender gap: Evidence from SIMPOC surveys

    01 July 2009

    This paper provides statistical evidence for some of the most important gender differences with regard to child labour. It is based on the analysis of 16 household-based national child labour surveys (NCLS) from all major regions of the world conducted between 1999 and 2007 with the assistance of IPEC's Statistical Information and Monitoring Programme on Child Labour (SIMPOC).

  2. Publication

    Give girls a chance - Tackling child labour, a key to the future

    10 June 2009

    This report provides an overview on the involvement of girls in child labour and the policy responses required to tackle the problem. It provides global estimates on girls involvement in child labour and looks at major sectors of work in which girls are involved. It also considers the issue of gender inequalities in education and how these contribute to child labour and the transition of girls into the youth labour market. The report concludes with proposals on the policy response required to tackle child labour of girls.


  1. Publication

    World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) 2007: Information sheets

    01 June 2007

    Information sheets providing more background information on different topics related to child labour in agriculture.

  2. Publication

    Girls in mining: Research findings from Ghana, Niger, Peru and the United Republic of Tanzania

    01 January 2007

    Synthesis of a series of research findings conducted by the ILO to draw attention to the hazardous work undertaken by girls in small-scale mining.


  1. Publication

    Child Labour in the Latin America and Caribbean Region: A Gender Based Analysis

    01 April 2006

    The study examines the child labour phenomenon in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region from a gender perspective. It represents part of a broader effort to improve understanding of how child labour differs by sex, and to ensure that policies relating to child labour adequately reflect these differences


  1. Instructional material

    Good practices and lessons learned on child and adolescent domestic labour in Central America and the Dominican Republic: a gender perspective

    01 January 2005

    This report includes several good practices and lessons learned while carrying out the project, related to the achieving its objective of contributing to the prevention and elimination of the worst forms of child domestic labour in Central America and the Dominican Republic.


  1. Publication

    Gender education and child labour in Turkey

    31 December 2004

  2. Girl child labour studies, vol.4

    Selected annotated bibliography on girl child labour: a gender perspective

    01 December 2004

    This bibliography provides a literature review on girl child labour from a gender perspective in agriculture, domestic work and sexual exploitation. It is based on a comparative analysis of rapid assessments and data reviews undertaken in the Philippines, Ghana and Ecuador.

  3. Girl child labour studies, vol. 3

    Global child labour data review: a gender perspective

    01 December 2004

  4. Publication

    Gender education and child labour in Egypt

    01 December 2004