Monday, May 03, 2010


IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor----------------------
Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau


Organization of American States (OAS)

Inter-American Network for Labor Administration - RIAL


The Institutionalization of a Gender Approach in the Ministries of Labor of the Americas [October 2009]

[full-text, 125 pages]



The report presented here complies with one of the XV IACML’s strategic guidelines, which explicitly

provided for an analysis of the state of progress of gender perspective institutionalization

in Ministries of Labor, by taking a snapshot of those ministries’ internal structures, the various

schemes governing their units or commissions in charge of gender affairs, and the existing capacities

of the latter for making gender equality a shared objective. The institutionalization of the gender

perspective in Ministries of Labor is emerging as a highly effective tool for designing gender equality

policies, plans and programs. This reflection about different experiences in the region––and the

strengths and weaknesses they evince––provides an orientation framework for future actions.



Prologue 7

1. Introduction 9

a) Description of the Study 9

b) Methodology 10

c) Structure of the document 11

2. The institutional context 15

The decent work framework 15

Facilitating factors 17

3. The characteristic features of gender perspective institutionalization 21

4. Conclusions 47

5. References 53

6. Annex 1: Training proposal for the institutional strengthening of specialized

gender units within Labor Ministries57

7. Annex 2: Answers from Labor Ministries and National Mechanisms for the

Advancement of Women to the request for information (available in Spanish) 61


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