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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

HIV and AIDS and the world of work

HIV and AIDS and the world of work

This training course focuses on the HIV and AIDS Recommendation, 2010 (No. Read More

23 October 2017 - 27 October 2017

English - French

Turin Centre

A9010483

French - English

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Enrolment deadline: 23 October 2017

Gender Academy - A global event on gender, work and development for experts and practitioners

Gender Academy - A global event on gender, work and development for experts and practitioners

Cutting-edge topics are presented and discussed in keynote lectures with simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Spanish. Read More

13 November 2017 - 24 November 2017

English - French - Spanish

Turin Centre

A9010489

Spanish - French - English

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Enrolment deadline: 02 October 2017

Women's entrepreneurship development

Women's entrepreneurship development

This course provides policy-makers and development practitioners with practical guidance on how to design and implement an integrated approach to women's entrepreneurship promotion, addressing both policy and practical aspects. Read More

11 December 2017 - 15 December 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010418

English

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Enrolment deadline: 09 November 2017

Decent Work for Domestic Workers

Decent Work for Domestic Workers

There has been increasing recognition, nationally and internationally, of the economic and social contribution of domestic workers and of the need to improve their living and working conditions. Read More

11 December 2017 - 15 December 2017

English - Arabic

Turin Centre

A9010524

English - Arabic

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Enrolment deadline: 15 September 2017

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

ITCILO Gender Equality Memorial Fund

ITCILO Gender Equality Memorial Fund

Achieving gender equality is a long and strenuous process. Commitment, knowledge and determination are needed to succeed in this global challenge. Those who believe in it should be prepared not to see its fulfillment within their lifetime, as for many other broad development goals. Their hard and demanding effort, however, will never be lost. Other resolute colleagues may take the relay and continue the good work. Read More

Another MOU for the Centre

Another MOU for the Centre

The Centre has just signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Korean Institute for Gender Equality, Promotion and Education (KIGEPE) Read More

Towards a better future for women and work

Towards a better future for women and work

The Centre is pleased to announce that today, on International Women's Day (8 March), the ILO and Gallup have launched a new report based on data from over 140 countries assessing both women's and men's attitudes to women and 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.

International Training Centre of the ILO

Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10
10127 Turin - Italy

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