ONLINE LECTURE: A quantum leap for gender equality: for a better future of work for all

  • Ms Emanuela Pozzan Senior Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination Specialist Gender, Equality and Diversity and ILOAIDS
  • Mr Umberto Cattaneo Economist Gender, Equality and Diversity and ILOAIDS

In 1919, the ILO adopted the first Conventions on women and work. A century later, women are a force in the labour market, breaking boundaries that at one time would have been considered impossible. While significant advances have taken place for women at work over the past century, there is no room for complacency. This lecture will introduce the recent ILO’s report that is the culmination of the extensive and often ground-breaking work undertaken in the context of the ILO’s Women at Work Centenary Initiative. The findings and recommendations of the Initiative resonate with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015. The realization of the 2030 Agenda depends on the achievement of gender equality in the world of work. This report highlights key gender gaps and obstacles to decent work for women. This report reinforces the need for a multifaceted approach and provides a direction regarding the measures that can, and should, be taken to seize the opportunities presented by the changing world of work.


Our presentations scheduled in March will be provided as videos/podcasts uploaded on our website at the time and date specified in our updated programme. Our speakers will be available for one week after the presentation date to answer your questions, which can be submitted to the Gender Coordinator, Prof. Elisa Fornalé (elisa.fornalewtiorg). More information about the lectures scheduled for March can be found in the two invitations (also attached).

In case you missed any previous lecture, you can now access all podcasts online.


30. März 2020



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