Gender equality

  • Eustaquio Santimano
  • Hashoo Foundation USA - Houston, TX
  • Gaganjit Singh / UN Women
  • Jobson / UNICEF
  • Thierry Falise / ILO
  • M. Rakusen / AFP
Despite significant advances in gender equality at work over the past century, progress in closing gender gaps remains slow and far from being a reality for many women and men. Working with its constituents, UN agencies and development partners, the ILO is implementing a transformative agenda on gender equality, equality of treatment and opportunity for all. This broadly includes promoting gender equality, non-discrimination and inclusion, reducing the gender pay gap; promoting decent work in the care economy; and ending violence and harassment in the world of work.

Gilbert F. Houngbo, ILO Director General’s video message on International Women’s Day 2024

International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate progress and acknowledge ongoing challenges…Gender equality matters for all of us. Without it, there is no social justice.

EW@W: Empowering Women at Work Capacity Development Platform

  1. WE-Test: A tool for companies self assesment

    The online WE-TEST measures your SME’s current capacity to promote gender equality and women’s economic empowerment.

  2. WE-Master: E-learning modules on gender equality

    Take one of our free short E-learning modules on gender equality at work, based on international labour standards. They only last up to 45’.

  3. WE-Mentor: Tailored support and resources

    WE-MENTOR offers various forms of support to interested employers’ organizations or companies willing to accelerate progress towards gender equality.

  4. EW@W helps promote gender equality around three priorities:
    -Equal pay for work of equal value
    -Work-life balance and care
    -Eradicating violence and harassment in the world of work

  1. Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC)

    ILO-led international initiative to support innovative and effective equal pay policies and practices around the globe.

Humanity can only be at its best when gender equality becomes a reality for all, everywhere. We must and will make it happen."

ILO Director-General: "Let us invest in women as part of a human-centred recovery"