Edited by Janice R. Bellace and Beryl ter Haar
Chapter 15: Workplace gender equality as a human right: the ILO approach
If asked what are the main international standards on workplace gender equality, any student of international labour law would name the two ILO core Conventions: the Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100) and Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111). A clever student might add that these are highly ratified and their rights-based implementation is tracked through a sophisticated supervisory machinery. But upon being asked that question would a human rights scholar – no doubt listing the two 1966 International Covenants and UN’s 1979 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women – be able to cite them? Is it really the case that international labour standards and human rights have evolved almost in isolation one from the other? This chapter explores in detail the evolution of ILO’s gender equality standards and how they influenced the international human rights framework for respecting and promoting women’s labour rights.
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