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Published on January 10, 2008

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Decent Work and gender:  Decent Work and gender The primary goal of the ILO today is to promote opportunities for all women and men to obtain decent and productive work, in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity NEPAD - para 48:  NEPAD - para 48 … African leaders will take joint responsibility for (…) promoting the role of women in social and economic development by reinforcing their capacity in the domain of education and training; developing revenue-generating activities through facilitating access to credit; and assuring their participation in the political and economic life of African countries" NEPAD, para 48 Session objectives:  Session objectives to consider “gender” as a socio-cultural variable to consider how the ILO addresses the issue of gender inequality to analyse how gender differences and inequalities have an impact on HIV/AIDS and envisage some possible avenues for action Decent Work:  Decent Work an integrated approach to address the social impact of globalization Addressing all workers (w/m) in all economic sectors (formal, informal, less protected) Dynamic and participatory: a common platform of core rights Interventions in different but connected aspects of the world of work …. Integrated means:  …. Integrated means Considering the complementarity of socio-economic development Considering social development and gender equality as cross-cutting priorities Decent Work:  Decent Work “ Economic growth will automatically benefit all workers, women and men” ……… do you agree? “ILO strategic objectives” :  “ILO strategic objectives” Rights give ground rules for Decent Employment which is made secure through Social Protection which is enabled by economic growth, made sustainable by Social Dialogue as link between wealth production and distribution Gender equality mainstreaming:  Gender equality mainstreaming is a matter of human rights and economic efficiency is a key factor for sustainable development Decent work: mainstreaming gender:  Decent work: mainstreaming gender A gender perspective helps to analyse economic and social roles identify forces leading to inequality address “de-jure” and “de-facto” discrimination assess quality and quantity of labour market …. In the four strategic objectives:  …. In the four strategic objectives Fundamental principles and rights at work Employment and income opportunities Social protection Social dialogue Slide11:  Core conventions directly relevant: C100 Equal remuneration C103 Maternity Protection C111 Discrimination C156 Workers’ with Family Responsibilities C175 Part time work C177 Home work C179 Child labour C183 Maternity (revised) Gender and rights at work Gender and Rights at Work:  The ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (1998) Freedom of association / recognition of the right to collective bargaining Elimination of forced/compulsory labour Abolition of child labour Elimination of discrimination in employment and occupation Gender and Rights at Work Gender & Rights at Work:  Gender & Rights at Work Declaration is the threshold to Decent Work a minimum social platform for the global economy (Copenhagen) a promotional instrument for universal rights and the development agenda a common objective for the international community Gender & Rights at Work:  Gender & Rights at Work Follow-up to the Declaration sustains: Women’s socio-economic empowerment, also in the informal economy New avenues for women’s representation in social dialogue Further ratification of core conventions Implementation of fundamental principles and rights Gender and Rights at Work:  Gender and Rights at Work Gap between de jure – de facto calls for proactive measures Law enforcement mechanisms Information, dissemination, training Advocacy, mobilization, coordination, monitoring Trade union action and partnership with civil society Gender and Social Protection:  Gender and Social Protection Occupational safety & health women have lower no of accidents higher specific health risks (e.g. pesticides) higher stress-related problems: dual role (economic/reproductive) Enormously impacted by AIDS in specific regions NEPAD - para 48:  NEPAD - para 48 … African leaders will take joint responsibility for (…) promoting the role of women in social and economic development by reinforcing their capacity in the domain of education and training; developing revenue-generating activities through facilitating access to credit; and assuring their participation in the political and economic life of African countries" NEPAD, para 48

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