ILO Women at Work Centenary Initiative

The ILO Centenary Initiative on Women at Work is one of seven being launched ahead of the ILO’s 100th anniversary in order to help “equip the Organization to take up successfully the challenges of its mandate in the future”.


The ILO is planning a major assessment of women in the world of work in the years leading up to its Centenary in 2019. The initiative questions why progress on delivering on decent work for women has been so slow. Issues that are regularly identified as obstacles are:


The findings of the Women at Work initiative are expected to provide a basis for future action by all who are striving to advance the goal of gender equality, as well as for developing a renewed ILO strategy for gender equality in its second century of existence.

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