Ensuring gender equality in recruitment

Discover a repository of resources at the intersection of gender and recruitment, within and across international borders, such as policy and research briefs, regional and country reports, latest data, upcoming events and news on the topic.

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About

Integrating a gender lens in recruitment processes within and across national borders is crucial to ensuring decent work and fair migration outcomes for all. Women comprise 41.5% of the world’s more than 169 million migrant workers, bringing important contribution to countries of origin and destination alike. At the same time, the experience of women and men can be quite different at various stages of migration in terms of personal characteristics, migration channels and modalities, possible risks and vulnerabilities, among others. Unequal power relationships between gender groups, discriminatory beliefs and behaviours in most societies shape different migration experiences, influencing who migrates and why, how the decision is made and how migration impacts on migrants themselves and on societies of origin and destination. 

At the same time, migration influences gender relations either by entrenching inequalities and traditional roles or challenging and changing them. Understanding and addressing gendered causes and consequences of discriminatory treatment at the recruitment stage is therefore essential to ensure that fair recruitment leads to decent work for all.  

The Fair Recruitment Knowledge Hub gathers relevant resources and offers a space to bring together communities of practice to better understand gender specific needs, challenges and promising practices regarding fair recruitment. Discover and explore on the platform the knowledge products developed by the ILO and its partners, including ITUC, IOE, as well as other organisations including IOM and UN Women. The Hub aims to provide a repository of resources at the intersection of gender and recruitment, within and across international borders, such as policy and research briefs, regional and country reports, latest data, upcoming events and news on the topic.

 

Objectives

The objectives of the gender equality thematic focus of the Fair Recruitment Knowledge Hub are to share knowledge on the gender dimension, impact and characteristics of recruitment process, inform and advocate on the importance of ensuring gender equality within recruitment practices, better understand current challenges in this area and share existing materials, tools, experiences and emerging practices to address recruitment challenges from a gender perspective. Resources, events and news are hosted on the Hub to encourage relevant stakeholders to push for fair and inclusive recruitment policies for all.

 

Relevant thematic content

News

How service delivery for women migrant workers and their families in construction sector are strengt…

The ILO, through the Safe and Fair prog

New EMN study published: Integration of migrant women

To what extent do Member States conside

The Integrated Gender Responsiveness-One Roof Services Office (LTSA-MRC) in Cirebon receives Indones…

The Integrated Gender Respons

Establishing synergies and strategies to better protect women migrant workers

Together with relevant nation

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Resources

Media representation of women migrant workers: A critical look

Preventing Discrimination, Exploitation and Abuse of Women Migrant Workers - An Information Guide

Women migrant domestic workers in Lebanon: A gender perspective

Rebels, victims, agents of change: The singular histories of women migrant workers

Events

Completed

Regional Planning Meeting for Promoting ASEAN Women Migrant Workers’ Rights through Organizing

Workshop

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Completed

Spotlight on Gender-sensitive Reporting in Journalism

Online

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