Making Women’s Work Visible: The 19th ICLS Standards, Purpose, and Progress

Topic: Women’s Economic Empowerment
Type: Report
Author: data, International Labour Organization Date: November 2020

Unpaid work — such as caretaking, subsistence farming, cooking, and cleaning — overwhelmingly falls on the shoulders of women.

This unpaid work is critical to the functioning of communities around the world, yet it is often overlooked in data, which limits the ability of governments to design and implement programs and policies that can strengthen women’s economic empowerment and ultimately improve their livelihoods.

This report builds on the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) previous reports on how new measurement approaches can help close gender data gaps in the world of work by further illustrating the differences between how women and men work and how improved measurement can support women’s economic empowerment.

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