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.
There has been increasing recognition, nationally and internationally, of the economic and social contribution made by domestic workers and of the need to improve their living and working conditions. Read More
This course will discuss the importance of structural transformation in creating jobs and promoting inclusive growth, provide relevant tools, and analyse how structural transformation occurs and what impacts it has. Read More
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 organizations. Read More
Cutting-edge topics are presented and discussed in keynote lectures with simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Spanish. Read More
Learn and practice the skills to facilitate cultural shift towards equality and become change agents in your own organizations. Read More
La erradicación de la violencia y el acoso en el mundo del trabajo son motivo de gran preocupación para la OIT, tanto que la Conferencia Internacional del Trabajo del Centenario acaba de adoptar un nuevo marco normativo internacional para abordar el problema (el Convenio n. Read More
Child labour is a barrier to the achievement of an inclusive and equitable quality education and to lifelong learning opportunities for all. Read More
2019 International Women’s Day - The future of women at work: a chance for change and progress
The theme for International Women’s Day (8 March) is “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change” Read More
ITCILO Gender Equality Memorial Fund
Achieving gender equality is a long and strenuous process: those who work for it may not see it happen within their lifetime. Their efforts, however, will not be lost. Others will take the relay and carry on the work. Read More