… ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN AND OTHER COMMITTEES DEALING WITH GENDER EQUALITY

SECOND SEMINAR FOR MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN AND OTHER COMMITTEES DEALING WITH GENDER EQUALITY

Geneva (Switzerland), 6-8 December 2007
Organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union in cooperation with the ILO.

Women and Work is the general topic of this second Seminar for members of parliamentary committees dealing with the status of women and gender equality. The seminar is organised by the IPU in cooperation with the International Labour Organisation (ILO).
Today, women account for almost 40 per cent of the total workforce. However, women remain disadvantaged in the workplace, their employment being preponderantly unpaid or underpaid compared to men’s. Promoting women’s access to the labour market and enhancing their economic input are key elements of development and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. The seminar will focus on a variety of issues, including questions related to unpaid work, equal pay, and discrimination or exploitation at work. It will endeavour to define adequate parliamentary action for achieving equality between men and women in this area.

Important notice: In view of the large number of participants registered to the Seminar, the meeting’s venue has been changed. The Seminar will now take place at the ILO Headquarters (Room II) in Geneva (4, chemin des Morillons).

SESSION DOCUMENTS
General Information [PDF]
Registration form [PDF]
Hotel reservation form [PDF]
Programme [PDF]
Questionnaire [PDF]

RELATED SITES AND DOCUMENTS
Women in politics
Women in National Parliaments
Women in politics: Bibliographic database
First Meeting of parliamentary bodies dealing with the status of women and gender equality

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