Resources on Gender equality

  1. Event

    Gendered effects of trade liberalization on labour market outcomes in Malawi

  2. Publication

    SCORE Training catalogue

    01 December 2021

    SCORE Training helps SMEs to achieve better working conditions and productivity through its wide variety of modules and stands as an aid to compliance.

  3. Publication

    Women at Work in G20 countries: policy action since 2020

    25 November 2021

    The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on employment was initially greater for women than for men. Unlike in previous crises, sectors in which women are over-represented were hit more by job and work hour losses than those in which men prevail. The crisis has also highlighted the need to improve working conditions in essential service jobs, such as lower-skilled occupations in the health and care sectors, where women make up the majority of workers in most G20 economies.

  4. International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2021

    Mrunal Thakur: Ratify C190 to end violence and harassment

    25 November 2021

    On International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, actress Mrunal Thakur speaks from the heart to address violence and harassment in the world of work. The COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated vulnerabilities, inequalities, and domestic violence. Mrunal stands with the ILO to call on countries to ratify ILO Convention 190 and build a future where everyone is free from violence and harassment. #RatifyC190

  5. Video

    Skills and lifelong learning: Four key questions at the International Labour Conference

    23 November 2021

    Skills and lifelong learning have become ever more important as the world of work transforms rapidly, including due to changes caused by the COVID-19 crisis. The issue will be discussed during the second segment of the 109th International Labour Conference. Find out about the four key questions on skills that will be examined at the Conference.

  6. Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    In the uneven recovery from the COVID-19 jobs crisis, women are being left behind

    22 November 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the world of work. A new ILO brief shows that the crisis in labour markets has had an uneven impact on women. In this podcast, Valeria Esquivel, Employment Policies and Gender specialist in the Employment, Labour Market and Youth Branch of the ILO’s Employment Policy Department analyses the current challenges and what can be done to address them.

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    Voices

    I reinvented my businesses to survive the pandemic

    19 November 2021

    Women Entrepreneurs are the backbone of many successful businesses, and their numbers are growing. Meet Peruvian business owner, Alenka Marquina, whose persistence, self-belief and hard work enabled her to adapt her businesses to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic – preserving the livelihoods of her employees.

  8. International Labour Review, Centenary Collection (2021), No. 3

    The International Labour Review and gender equality: The importance of women’s unpaid and paid work

    19 November 2021

    This introduction to the Centenary Issue of the International Labour Review (ILR) on women and gender equality reflects on the distinctive contributions included. It emphasizes the need to recognize the undervaluation of work that women have traditionally performed both in the home and in the labour market. It also highlights diverse efforts to remedy these intricately linked problems.

  9. Video

    Women entrepreneurs in Cape Verde receive support for growing and formalizing their businesses

    11 November 2021

  10. News

    Women entrepreneurs join hands for better recovery post COVID-19

    07 November 2021

    Supported by the ILO, the women entrepreneurs’ forum in Uganda extends its support services to refugee and host community business women affected by the pandemic.