Gender Equality Through Collective Bargaining

Non-discrimination as defined in Article 1(1) of the ILO Convention 111 is ‘any distinction, exclusion or preference made on the basis of race, colour, sex, religion, political opinion, national extraction or social origin, which has the effect of nullifying or impairing equality of opportunity or treatment in the employment or occupation’.
Gender equality is defined and achieved when “women and men enjoy the same rights and opportunities across all sectors of society, including economic participation and decision-making, and when the different behaviours, aspirations and needs
of women and men are equally valued and favoured”. Gender equality is a human right and leads to social justice


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