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.
Participants will explore participatory gender auditing (PGA) tools and their versatile use in small and large organizations. Read More
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
This course aims to strengthen international, national and local capacity to promote and apply indigenous peoples' rights and to integrate indigenous peoples' rights and perspectives into development frameworks. Read More
Cutting-edge topics are presented and discussed in keynote lectures with simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Spanish. Read More
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
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
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
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
Disability inclusion in the workplace as a strategic advantage
People with disabilities are 15 per cent of the world’s population, that’s one billion people, and yet, they are significantly more unemployed and under-employed than their nondisabled peers. Read More