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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
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

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Decent work for domestic workers (DW4DW)
The course promotes an interregional dialogue among the different actors involved in the promotion of decent work for domestic workers and enhances their institutional capacities to ensure adequate protection of domestic workers. Read More

Enrolment deadline: 27 Jun 2016

Code: A909090

When: 27 Jun 2016 - 01 Jul 2016

Venue Turin Centre

Language: Spanish - English

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Summer School on gender economics and society
The importance of gender strategies to promote growth and development and to improve welfare systems is widely recognized. This is reflected in the increasing commitment of both international organizations and national governments to programmes aimed at strengthening women's participation in economic life, politics and institutions, as well as in the progress of theoretical analysis and development of indicators to monitor and evaluate policies and programmes from a gender perspective. The course will have an interdisciplinary approach, focussing on the gender dimensions of the economy, and their different impacts on society. Fees: The full fee is Euro 1,600 covering course material, tutoring, lunches, coffee breaks and a social dinner and transfer to University residences. Accommodation can also be provided free-of-charge in University residences outside the ITCILO Campus, thanks to the in kind support of the University and Polytechnic of Turin. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors partial fellowships are available. Therefore selected students will need to cover only a fee of Euro 400. On-Campus accommodation at the ITCILO is also available upon request. Cost for half board and lodging on Campus during the whole course amounts to Euro 550. Read More

Enrolment deadline: 23 May 2016

Code: A909182

When: 04 Jul 2016 - 08 Jul 2016

Venue Turin Centre

Language: English

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Resources

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

News

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

Unit(s)

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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