Law Review: Gender Mainstreaming - A normative framework for decent work and occupational safety and health
To address the issue of gender in the workplace it is vital to strengthen the link between gender equality and occupational health. This involves taking into account a gender-responsive approach in order to prevent occupational health problems as well as taking into account how working conditions and work organisation can encourage gender equality.
UN Women in Kosovo is implementing the project “Gender component in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) management and Social Dialogue” as part of the UNOPS Program on promoting decent work through strengthening Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) management and Social Dialogue”, funded by SIDA.
The long-term goal of the programme is set against Sustainable Development Goal 8 and its particular target 8 to ”protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers” Overall, the programme supports achieving SDG 5 on Gender equality. In this light the report “Law Review: Gender Mainstreaming - A normative framework for decent work and occupational safety and health” addresses SDG goals through gender mainstreaming perspective and assessing the laws in relation to gender equality goals, as well as addressing more specific decent work and OSH standards with the ultimate aim of fostering women’s economic empowerment, particularly considering violence at work, conformity of laws to gender equality and non-discrimination provisions.