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Gender equality is a cross-cutting policy driver for the Centre. The promotion of equal opportunities and equal treatment for women and men has always had an important place in the policy and activities of the ILO.

The ILO has adopted several international labour standards on equality in employment. Some of them, for example those on equal remuneration, non-discrimination at work and workers with family responsibilities, cover all women and men in the world of work. Others target specific categories, such as women, indigenous and tribal peoples, workers with HIV and AIDS, and people with disabilities. The activities of the Centre in this area aim to assist ILO constituents and other ILO stakeholders in ensuring that relevant international labour standards are ratified and applied and policies, programmes and institutions are gender-responsive, promoting equality in the world of work, and creating the conditions for more inclusive workplaces.

Upcoming Courses
Empowering UN System Gender Focal Points (BLENDED)
This training course, which is delivered both online and residentially in Turin, will provide GFPs with an introduction to the UN gender architecture and explore strategies and tools for identifying and addressing gender equality obstacles within the UN. It will examine gender mainstreaming tools (such as gender markers and the UN system-wide policy on gender equality) and their concrete application and build a community of practice within the UN to foster discussion and sharing of good practices. Read More

Enrolment deadline: 22 Apr 2016

Code: A979180

When: 04 May 2016 - 27 May 2016

Venue Blended

Language: English


Promoting the inclusion of women in extractive industries value chains
There is a large body of well researched evidence on the gender inequalities that exist within extractive industry corporations and their value chains. The expectations and opportunities of those involved in, and affected by, extractive industries mean that industry development outcomes differ for men and women, often based on gender discrimination to the disadvantage of women. Read More

Enrolment deadline: 12 May 2016

Code: A979390

When: 16 May 2016 - 22 Jul 2016

Venue Distance

Language: English


Introduction to participatory gender auditing for facilitators
Learn to use the ILO participatory gender audit as a tool for assessing organizations' gender performance and helping them improve their capacity to promote gender equality as both the right and intelligent thing to do. Read More

Enrolment deadline: 30 Apr 2016

Code: A909181

When: 06 Jun 2016 - 10 Jun 2016

Venue Turin Centre

Language: English



Summer School on Gender Economics and Society - 2014 Video

Last year a video featuring testimonials by some participants was produced. Click here to get the resource


Participants' voices: focus on different experiences

Eduardo Rodríguez Calderón, ACTRAV specialist in the ILO Office for the Andean Countries in Lima, took part in the Gender Academy in November 2015 and the Seminar on International and Comparative Labour Law in September 1983. Read More

This year’s Gender Academy could not have come at a better time

This is how Raphael Crowe from the ILO Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch, opened Gender Academy 2015, now in its second week. Read More

How equal is the world of work?

Gender Academy is back on Campus: 200 experts and practitioners discuss actions to advance gender equality in the world of work Read More


International Labour Standards, Rights at Work and Gender Equality

Our mission is to support the development of knowledge and skills to promote international labour standards (ILS) and rights at work, to strengthen their application and to advance the achievement of equality and decent work for all women and men.

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