New Women’s Empowerment Learning Platform Launched

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The European Union is partnering with UN Women and the International Labour Organization to promote women’s economic empowerment at work through responsible business conduct in G7 countries through the programme “WE EMPOWER G7”. 

The programme has launched the EW@W Capacity Development Platform developed in collaboration with the ILO International Training Centre. This new learning platform offers awareness and training on key priorities for the future of women at work: equal pay for work of equal value, work-life balance and the equal sharing of care, and violence and harassment in the world of work.

To reduce gender gaps at work, the EW@W Capacity Development Platform targets a variety of stakeholders, including policy makers, organizations, companies, trade unions, entrepreneurs and civil society. 

EW@W includes multiple user-friendly tools and resources to promote practical action for gender equality and women’s economic empowerment.

The WE-TEST section allows users to measure the capacity of workplaces to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.

The WE-MASTER training room offers free self-paced learning modules on key topics related to gender equality at work. Closing the Gender Pay Gap, Violence & Harassment against women in the world of work: policy dimensions and Achieving Work-Life Balance (the latter will be available soon) are the first 45-minute online modules for policy makers, advocates, and organizations engaged in policy discussions. Additional modules on the same topics, but designed for companies, will also be accessible soon.

The WE-BENCHMARK tool allows the comparison of individual results to those of other organizations.

Lastly, the WE-MENTOR resource is a mechanism for users to ask for support and technical assistance from well-established ILO services, such as the ILO Helpdesk for Business on International Labour Standards. The platform and all related tools will also be available in French and Japanese in 2021.

Due to COVID-19 challenges, online training has become a powerful tool to build knowledge and capacities to take action on gender equality, connecting advocates and agents of change all over the world.

Learn more about the platform and its tools on ewaw.itcilo.org.

Photographer & Videographer Credit: ILO, EU, and UN Women
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