The participants were able to identify and prioritize the training needs of the Ministries of Labor of the region to strengthen the incorporation of a gender perspective into their policies, programs and actions.
This Workshop is part of the IACML Calendar of Activities for 2008-2009, and it was organized in response to the strategic guidelines on gender approved by the XV IACML. It provided a forum for discussion of the study “The Institutionalization of a Gender Approach in the Ministries of Labor of the Americas”.
- Officers from the Ministries of Labour of the 34 OAS Member States responsible for gender mainstreaming
- Representatives from COSATE and CEATAL
- Representatives from ILO, civil society, researchers, as well as experts in the field
Session 1 – The Institutionalization of a Gender Approach in the Ministries of Labor of the Americas: Main findings of the study
Theme 1: The mission and functions of the gender specialized units in the Ministries of Labor
Theme 2: Institutional incorporation of the gender specialized units in the Ministries of Labor
Theme 3: Programs and activities promoted by the gender specialized units and their contribution to gender mainstreaming in the Ministries of Labor
Session 2: Strengthening gender mainstreaming in the Ministries of Labor through training programs within the framework of the RIAL