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close this bookABC of Women Workers' Rights and Gender Equality (ILO, 2000, 124 p.)
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Other ILO publications

Sexual harassment: Addressing sexual harassment in the workplace - A management information booklet, by Ariane Reinhart

Developing effective means of addressing the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace is becoming an increasingly important concern for companies in all parts of the world. Apart from the need to comply with legislative requirements, failure to address the issue can have very significant negative consequences for a company's image, and its employees' loyalty and productivity. For the ILO, tackling sexual harassment is directly linked to improving working conditions and respect for workers' dignity. This publication is intended to give managers information about what is currently being done by a number of companies to address sexual harassment through policies and programmes.

ISBN 92-2-111382-5 1999
12 Swiss francs

Gender equality and occupational segregation in Nordic labour markets, by Helina Melkas and Richard Anker

Finland, Norway and Sweden provide a unique opportunity to study gender-based segregation. They have detailed and similar census data on occupations, and their societies are similar, while they have had sufficiently different recent economic experiences to allow interesting comparisons. This book describes the characteristics and dynamics of women's occupational status over the past two decades, analysing how and why these countries differ from each other and from other OECD countries. Innovative methodologies reveal an interesting pattern of high gender equality combined with extensive occupational segregation, which the authors argue is not good for women, men or the economy.

ISBN 92-2-110851-1 1998
20 Swiss francs

Violence at work. Second edition, by Duncan Chappell and Vittorio Di Martino

We are becoming increasingly aware of the scale and nature of workplace violence. Aggression, assault, sexual harassment, physical abuse and homicide cause widespread concern across all occupational sectors. This book focuses on explaining and interpreting the roots of workplace violence, as well as promoting proactive initiatives. It provides worldwide coverage, concentrating mainly on industrialized countries. This second edition examines the latest research on the subject, offers new cases and successful examples, and identifies innovative preventive strategies.

ISBN 92-2-110840-6 2000
25 Swiss francs

The sex sector: The economic and social bases of prostitution in Southeast Asia, edited by Lin Lean Lim

The authors of this study focus on the commercial sex sector and its institutional structures and connections with the national economies of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand, as well as with the international economy. The book examines how vested economic interests and unequal social relations between the sexes, and between parents and children, interact with considerations based on human rights, workers' rights, morality, criminality and health threats to influence the legal stance adopted by governments and the social programmes targeting the sex sector. One chapter specifically addresses child prostitution, explaining why it should be treated as a much more serious problem than adult prostitution.

ISBN 92-2-109522-3 1998
35 Swiss francs

Gender and jobs: Sex segregation of occupations in the world, by Richard Anker The segregation of men and women into different occupations is one of the most important and enduring aspects of labour markets around the world. This comprehensive analysis of the levels and recent changes in the gender segregation of occupations is based on a unique ILO data set which contains detailed occupational data from 41 economies worldwide. A number of findings will surprise readers: higher occupational segregation in Scandinavia compared to other industrialized countries, lower occupational segregation in Asia compared to Europe, the recent decreases in segregation in only some parts of the world, and the truly restricted and sex-stereotyped choice of occupations open to the world's women.

ISBN 92-2-109524-X 1998
45 Swiss francs

More and better jobs for women: An action guide, by Lin Lean Lim

This book is an ILO contribution to the implementation of the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action of the Fourth World Conference on Women and the Copenhagen Declaration on Social Development. It out lines the significance of women's employment and describes ways to improve their economic position. It offers advice on enhancing the quality of female human resources, increasing investment in education and training, improving women's access to employment opportunities, ensuring better terms and conditions of work and providing social protection for working women. Useful background information and data help the reader understand the complex and multifaceted problems confronting women.

ISBN 92 2 109459-6 1996
25 Swiss francs

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