ILO's Employment-Intensive Investment Programme - Advancing Women's Empowerment
Women’s presence in infrastructure and public works programmes has traditionally been and in many cases continues to be limited due to generic gender inequalities in access to opportunities, assets and resources, and in decision-making and workload. However, when designed with women and men’s needs in mind, public works can be a powerful vehicle of employment generation, poverty reduction and inclusive development – and for reducing gender-based inequalities and advancing women’s empowerment.
The Employment Intensive Investment Programe (EIIP), to celebrate International Women’s Day, has especially prepared and published a series of documents that prove the efforts to promote women’s participation and gender equality in infrastructure development and decent work.
Click on the link provided below to access the gender country briefs on Jordan, Lebanon, Nepal, Tanzania and Tunisia that reflect the efforts that have been made to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment.