In order to institutionalize gender mainstreaming in the Ministry of Labour, Provincial Departments of Labour and District Governments, the ILO is providing technical assistance to build the capacity of state machinery by establishing Gender Units and equipping nominated Gender Unit focal persons with essential knowledge and skills through (i) training programs on rights of working women and related International labour standards so that they can effectively identify gender related issues and recommend solutions (ii) providing necessary infrastructural support for operational purposes; (iii) developing monitoring framework for assessing the effectiveness of gender expertise at these Units.
To synergize the efforts of the respective departments and the work that is being carried out by the ILO, an E Group on Promoting Gender equality in the World of Work is being formed-
We are calling it NGender.
NGender aims to provide information, facilitate communication, share good practices and generate action amongst stakeholders to encourage and support gender mainstreaming as envisaged by the Govenrment and the ILO.
The N is to highlight the various characteristics that need to be focused on when defining Gender.
Its Neutral- Gender is not a woman or a man, it defines the roles given to a man and a woman in a particular society shaped by its norms and customs.
It needs to be Nurtured- Gender Equality is being talked about since ages but its right understanding is fairly NEW.
Lastly, our aim is to E (N)Gender voices of both men and women in the world of work..
WELCOME TO NGENDER