World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends for Women 2018 – ILO Global Snapshot

The past 20 years have witnessed some progress for women in the world of work and in terms of gender equality in society. Today, more women than ever before are both educated and participating in the labour market. RELATED: International Women’s Day 2018 #IDW2018 – UNWOMEN RELATED: International Women’s Day: Women in a Changing World …

#GlobalChallenges Panel on Providing Decent Jobs for All – ODI

We invite you to join online to UK’s Overseas Development Institute’s #GlobalChallenges high-level panel conversation on the Future of Work with the focus on policy solutions to help female informal workers who face being left behind. Registration: To watch online, click here to reserve your spot today Time: 29 January 2018 from 11:00 – 12:30 GMT …

Automation, Women, and the Future of Work

In a newly published briefing paper, Becky Faith of the Institute of Development Studies explores how automation will change the world of work for women. The conversations about automation and the future of work often overlook gender, even though there are significant differences between men and women in employment rates, types of professions, barriers to …

What is the Gender Digital Divide, and Why Should it Matter for the SDGs?

This commentary by the World Wide Web Foundation was originally published on the SDG Knowledge Hub managed by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a landmark opportunity for countries to close the digital gender divide. When UN member states committed to the SDGs, they pledged to: Achieve universal affordable …

Automation and the Future of Work; Bringing Women Into the Debate: IDS

International Women’s Day. Thailand, 2015. Photo: UN Women/Pornvit Visitoran. | Lebanon, 2015. Photo: UN Women/Joe Saad | Kenya, 2016. Photo: CIAT/Georgina Smith   As part of IDS Digital and Technology Cluster’s ongoing research into the impact of automation on the future of work we’re keen to understand how a range of stakeholders, from trades unions …

Can We Turn the Digital Revolution into a Development Revolution?

Today, 3.9 billion people – more than half of the world’s population – do not have access to Internet. This is unacceptable. It deepens existing social and economic divides while creating new ones. The digital revolution must be a development revolution for all. To translate today’s technological breakthroughs into development breakthroughs, we need to harness …

International Women’s Day: Women in a Changing World of Work

  International Women’s Day. Thailand, 2015. Photo: UN Women/Pornvit Visitoran. | Lebanon, 2015. Photo: UN Women/Joe Saad | Kenya, 2016. Photo: CIAT/Georgina Smith To mark International Women’s Day, the UN is putting a spotlight on women in the changing world of work. The occasion calls on governments around the world to work toward gender equality …