OSH Profile and decent work in Kosovo: Gender Equality Perspective
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 "OSH Profile and decent work in Kosovo: Gender Equality Perspective” examines the role of existing local mechanisms in fostering gender equality goals and gender mainstreaming. The report "OSH Profile and decent work in Kosovo: Gender Equality Perspective” recommends defining risk industries and recognizing the different types of risks as equally severe (e.g. health care, education and not just construction or mining), to defining the occupational disease lists and principles of social protection in cases of occupational health or safety injuries, are mandatory when designing Kosovo’s OSH system.