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.
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
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
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
Gender and Labour towards Empowering Women in Fragile Settings
This seventh module of the one-year training programme for Afghanistan took place in New Delhi on 19-23 September 2017, thanks to fruitful cooperation between the ITCILO, the VV Giri National Labour Institute, and ILO India. Read More
Gender champions remembered through two special fellowships
An ITCILO Gender Equality Memorial Fund has been created to honour the memory of Petra Ulshoefer and Elena Gastaldo. The purpose of the Fund is to provide full fellowships at the Gender Academy for indigenous women active in the promotion of gender equality. Read More
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