A Manual for gender audit falicitators
Since its founding in 1919, the ILO has been committed to promoting the fundamental rights of women and men at work. The ILO promotes gender equality, not only as a basic human right, but also as intrinsic to the goals of decent work and poverty alleviation and as an instrument for a more inclusive globalization. Gender equality is fundamental to the ILO’s four strategic objectives to achieve decent work for all women and men. These are to:
• promote and realize standards and fundamental principles and rights at work;
• create greater opportunities for men and women to secure decent employment and income;
• enhance the coverage and effectiveness of social protection for all; and
• strengthen social dialogue and tripartism among the ILO’s three constituents – governments,
and employers’ and workers’ organizations.
The ILO seeks to fulfil the various United Nations commitments concerning gender equality, including the UN Charter itself, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the Beijing Platform for Action and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The ILO Bureau for Gender Equality supports the implementation of the Organization’s Policy on Gender Equality and Mainstreaming through capacity building, knowledge sharing and policy advice to constituents and ILO staff on measures to ensure that policies, legislation and institutions are more gender-equitable. The Bureau plays a leading role in conducting gender audits both within the ILO as well as among its constituents and other national international organizations.