Women's Right to Work & Women's Rights at Work - Shadow Report Guidelines

This guide in PDF format is intended to assist NGOs in drafting their shadow reports on women’s rights to and at work. It refers to the CEDAW, ICESCR and ILO conventions and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

What is fresh and bold about this comprehensive guide is that it addresses specifically the rights of women working in factories and on plantations, and as domestic workers, homebased workers, rural workers and migrant workers. It also underscores the multiple forms of discrimination experienced by women in vulnerable and marginalized situations, among them women with disabilities, in violation of their rights to and at work. The guide’s approach, therefore, is to reach and protect the most vulnerable women workers by confronting the deeply embedded social, economic and cultural structures that enable inequality and discrimination.

Further, the guide recognizes that the same treatment for women and men in employment cannot effect the desired changes in respect of substantive equality. It thus makes the definitive link between discrimination at work and in the home, particularly in regard to the disproportionate responsibility that women face in terms of childcare, eldercare and other unpaid work in the home, and clearly acknowledges the need to operationalize this shared responsibility in order to enhance women’s social and economic empowerment.

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Извор: WUNRN – 04.05.2019