Advancing Gender Equality in the Context of Decent Work

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Advancing Gender Equality in the Context of Decent Work

This study is presented on the occasion of the Seventeenth Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labor (XVII IACML) of the Organization of American States (OAS), as a means of taking stock of efforts already underway, as well as to introduce new proposals for promoting equality between men and women in the world of work. The ministers of labor of the region, gathered at the Twelfth Meeting of the IACML in Ottawa, Canada (2001), adopted for the first time a Hemisphere-wide commitment to mainstreaming the gender perspective into the design and implementation of labor policies in order to promote equality between men and women in the work sphere. This commitment was initially spurred in 2000, with the OAS General Assembly’s approval of the Inter-American Program on the Promotion of Women’s Human Rights and Gender Equity and Equality (IAP), prepared with the support of the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM).

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Inter-American Commission of Women
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2011