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Gender equality around the world [electronic resource] : articles from World of Work magazine 1999-2006.

Material type: TextTextPublisher: Geneva : International Labour Office, 2007Description: 1 online resource (152 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.).ISBN: 9789221193180 (electronic bk.); 9221193187 (electronic bk.).Uniform titles: World of work. Subject(s): Women's rights | Sex discrimination against women | Equality | Diff�erences entre sexes (Psychologie) | R�ole social | Changement social | Droits de l'homme (Droit international) | Sekseverschillen | Ongelijkheid | Arbeidsomstandigheden | gender equality | equal employment opportunity | womens rights | developed countries | developing countries | �egalit�e des genres | �egalit�e des chances dans l'emploi | droits de la femme | pays d�evelopp�es | pays en d�eveloppement | igualdad de g�eneros | igualdad de oportunidades en el empleo | derechos de la mujer | pa�ises desarrollados | pa�ises en desarrollo | Social Science | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's StudiesGenre/Form: ILO pub. | Pub OIT. | Pub OIT. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Gender equality around the world.DDC classification: 305.4309/0511 Other classification: 85.52 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Historical profile: nurses mark formation of labour organization -- Maternity protection: proposed revision of Convention No. 103 -- Low-quality jobs for women: opportunities or dead-ends? -- Stronger push by ILO on gender issues -- Palestinian women: looking for peace on the "Mountain of Fire" -- Baltic blues: for women workers in Estonia, new jobs are lacking -- New ILO report: Gender equality closer, but much still to be done -- ILO/STEP: working with the innovative microinsurance movement in Sahelian Africa -- ILO examines progress, looks ahead to Beijing+5 -- Work from waste: sweeping change among women workers? In Dar, it's more than just simple rubbish -- New maternity Convention adopted -- Five years after Beijing: progress towards gender equality, but "patchy and uneven" -- Women work to close the "occupationa safety gender gap" -- The Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA): giving unprotected women workers in India a collective voice to organize and bargain -- Forced labour, human trafficking, slavery haunt us still -- Beyond the "glass ceiling": women in the world of work progress, but slowly.
New ILO study: labour markets less volatile than generally assumed -- Women's Day 2002: women and conflict -- First ILO gender audit keeps equality on the agenda -- In India, beedi rollers seek new ways of earning a living -- Women in the informal economy: urgent need for maternity protection -- Battlefields, hot spots and danger zones: women break the glass ceiling to break the news -- Workplace discrimination: a picture of hope and concern -- Narrowing the gender unemployment gap in Jordan -- Women seafarers: fighting against the tide? -- International Women's Day 2004: updated ILO report shows "glass ceiling" tough to break -- New study on women at work: equality remains elusive -- United Republic of Tanzania: a life-cycle approach to gender equality and decent work -- Girl combatants: women warriors fight their way back into Liberian society --Modern daddy: Norway's progressive policy on paternity leave -- Women in sports: how level is the playing field? -- Women entrepreneurs in Africa -- Lighting a torch for empowerment: "we matter", say Filipino domestic workers -- An honest day's work? Considering the nebulous notion of today's work-life balance.
Summary: This compelling and comprehensive collectionof articles highlights good practices ingender equality in the world of work. Thearticles, all of which have been featured inthe ILO's World of Work magazine from 1999to the present, are international in scope, covering such issues as women job-seekers inEstonia, an innovative life-cycle approach togender equality in Tanzania, and progressivepolicies on paternity leave in Norway.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-152).

Historical profile: nurses mark formation of labour organization -- Maternity protection: proposed revision of Convention No. 103 -- Low-quality jobs for women: opportunities or dead-ends? -- Stronger push by ILO on gender issues -- Palestinian women: looking for peace on the "Mountain of Fire" -- Baltic blues: for women workers in Estonia, new jobs are lacking -- New ILO report: Gender equality closer, but much still to be done -- ILO/STEP: working with the innovative microinsurance movement in Sahelian Africa -- ILO examines progress, looks ahead to Beijing+5 -- Work from waste: sweeping change among women workers? In Dar, it's more than just simple rubbish -- New maternity Convention adopted -- Five years after Beijing: progress towards gender equality, but "patchy and uneven" -- Women work to close the "occupationa safety gender gap" -- The Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA): giving unprotected women workers in India a collective voice to organize and bargain -- Forced labour, human trafficking, slavery haunt us still -- Beyond the "glass ceiling": women in the world of work progress, but slowly.

New ILO study: labour markets less volatile than generally assumed -- Women's Day 2002: women and conflict -- First ILO gender audit keeps equality on the agenda -- In India, beedi rollers seek new ways of earning a living -- Women in the informal economy: urgent need for maternity protection -- Battlefields, hot spots and danger zones: women break the glass ceiling to break the news -- Workplace discrimination: a picture of hope and concern -- Narrowing the gender unemployment gap in Jordan -- Women seafarers: fighting against the tide? -- International Women's Day 2004: updated ILO report shows "glass ceiling" tough to break -- New study on women at work: equality remains elusive -- United Republic of Tanzania: a life-cycle approach to gender equality and decent work -- Girl combatants: women warriors fight their way back into Liberian society --Modern daddy: Norway's progressive policy on paternity leave -- Women in sports: how level is the playing field? -- Women entrepreneurs in Africa -- Lighting a torch for empowerment: "we matter", say Filipino domestic workers -- An honest day's work? Considering the nebulous notion of today's work-life balance.

This compelling and comprehensive collectionof articles highlights good practices ingender equality in the world of work. Thearticles, all of which have been featured inthe ILO's World of Work magazine from 1999to the present, are international in scope, covering such issues as women job-seekers inEstonia, an innovative life-cycle approach togender equality in Tanzania, and progressivepolicies on paternity leave in Norway.

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