Women’s Human Rights in the Changing World of Work

Reimagining the world of work so it is equal for everyone

The Working Group on discrimination against women and girls presented a thematic report on Women’s Human Rights in the changing world of work to the 44th session of the Human Rights Council in June 2020. The report analyses the gender dimensions of major trends changing the world of work, including technological and demographic changes, accelerated globalization and the shift to sustainable economies, and underlines the need to focus on the structural and systemic discrimination already faced by women in all facets of their life, which places them at greater risk of further discrimination. The Working Group identifies challenges to and opportunities for women’s enjoyment of their rights to work and at work resulting from these trends, and sets out a vision for a world of work that starts with women’s human rights and transforms the current economic model through the redistribution of power and resources.

The Working Group is grateful to all stakeholders who responded to its questionnaire to inform the development of the report. Responses to the questionnaire are listed below.

Responses from Member States

Responses from Civil Society Organisations

Responses from National Human Rights Institutions

Responses from other stakeholders



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