XA951340 Mainstreaming Gender Equality in the World of Work
An on-line distance learning course on mainstreaming gender equality, that provides best practices, strategies and tools to integrate a gender perspective in your work.
The course is flexible and has a modular structure.
Each participant can build a “tailor–made” learning path by choosing the specific subjects of interest among the modules offered. You can download the detailed description or see the overview below. The first mandatory module deals with basic concepts and tools and establishes a common overall framework.
GMS EN M1 Module on Gender Mainstreaming - Gender Work and Development: Basic Principles
This module covers the basic gender issues related to the development process and to the world of work. It starts with the importance of the presence of both women and men in the world of work, then highlights the obstacles women face in accessing and living in the world of work. Moreover, it presents the efforts made by the ILO to implement the Beijing Platform for Action, for which strategies have been developed in each strategic area and in the field regions. Participants may then choose the modules that best meet their specific learning needs, among the following:
GMS EN M2 Module on Gender Mainstreaming - Legal Tools
The ILO’s continued role in supporting women workers is consistent with ILO principles as stated in its Constitution of 1919. Since then, the promotion of equality of opportunity and treatment for men and women in employment and occupation has been a constant priority.
Through its history, the ILO’s principal means of action has been the establishment of international labour standards. These have influenced international action in the fields of human rights, social policy and sustainable development.
Most ILO instruments apply equally to men and women. Thus women enjoy the same rights as men in the various fields covered by ILO instruments such as fundamental human rights, employment and training, working conditions, and occupational safety and health. In addition to these general instruments, the ILO has also established a number of standards which apply specifically to women.
GMS EN M3 Module on Gender Mainstreaming - Approaches and Methodologies
A wide range of methods for incorporating the different interests of women and men have been used in development over the years. They range from devising special measures for the protection of women workers to the prevailing trend of bringing a gender perspective into the mainstream of an organization’s activity. Various gender analysis frameworks are used by different development organizations. Very often, they consist of checklists of questions or criteria, which help us to appraise the different impact of development strategies or programmes on women and men. The module provides a historical perspective on practical approaches to gender analysis, and reviews how these methodologies can be applied in practice.
GMS EN M4 Module on Gender Mainstreaming - Statistical Tools
This module presents a number of issues to be considered when evaluating the degree to which labour statistics reflect differences and similarities between men and women in the labour market, be they inherent or circumstantial. It aims to assist both producers and users of labour statistics. For producers of statistics, it identifies steps to ensure that gender issues are well reflected in statistics. Indeed, integrating gender concerns into labour statistics is needed not only to understand the interaction between men and women in the labour market and thus provide a basis on which policymakers can promote equality between them, but also as a means for improving labour statistics in general. For users, it provides tools with which to examine the limitations and strengths of the data being analyzsed from a gender perspective and thus analyze the data with greater awareness.
GMS EN M5 Module on Gender Mainstreaming - Planning and Evaluation
Gender analysis and planning can be undertaken at any stage during the project cycle. However, it is most effective to include gender equality issues at the initial planning and design stages of projects and programmes. Commitment to gender should be evident in the focusing of the project activities on men and women's specific needs and interests and their involvement at all stages of the project cycle, from needs assessment to evaluation. This module provides practical information on how to incorporate a gender perspective into project design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. It assumes that users are involved in technical cooperation projects and programmes.
GMS EN M6 Module on Gender Mainstreaming - Advocacy, Sensitization and Networking
GMS EN M7 Module on Gender Mainstreaming - Institutional Machineries
This module examines efforts made by governments, non-governmental organizations and international organisations since the first UN Decade for Women deserve to be acknowledged.
Women's empowerment and the promotion of their status strongly depend on the existence of sound organizational structures for their advancement at national and local levels.
The great efforts made by governments, non-governmental organizations and international organizations since the first UN Decade for Women deserve to be acknowledged. They have accumulated solid experience and learned many lessons over more than 20 years.
It is therefore important for anyone involved in the promotion of women's status at local, national or international level to be aware of what has been done elsewhere in the world, in order to use the lessons learnt to adapt and implement successful models.
Language : English
23 April, 2007 / 31 March, 2014