International Labour Organization: Women at Work

by | May 11, 2017

The International Labour Organization Women at Work Initiative aims to “go beyond business as usual” and better understand why progress on delivering on decent work for women has been so slow globally, and far less than hoped for by now.

The Initiative aims to identify innovative action to address the following obstacles that women face in the world of work:

  • discrimination, including stereotypes, that undermines access to decent work;
  • low pay and the absence of equal pay;
  • unequal distribution and undervaluation of care work; and
  • Violence in the world of work

These are also issues that have been highlighted in the context of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, in the context of SDGs 5, 8 and 10 on gender equality and women’s empowerment, decent work, and inequalities.

More information on the Initiative can be found here.


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