CATEGORY: I Know Gender

I Know Gender 7: Gender Equality in the World of Work

Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview

Learning Modality: Self-paced

Date: Available online all year

Duration: Approximately 50 minutes.

Language: English, French and Spanish

Tuition fee: Free

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Respect for diversity is a core value of the United Nations. It requires every UN staff member to treat men and women equally. Along with equality of treatment, combating gender discrimination in the world of work necessitates upholding equality of opportunity. Gender discrimination leads to unequal effects that place the victims of discrimination in a situation of disadvantage, impairing their access to employment opportunities, let alone equality of treatment at the workplace. These unequal effects lead to unequal outcomes between women and men. A well-known outcome is that around the world there are fewer women in employment than men.

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Approximately 50 minutes.

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All UN System staff and others who are interested to learn about gender issues

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A Portable Document Format (PDF) viewer and Flash software is needed in order to view the course. Please note that the course will open in a separate pop-up window, therefore please ensure that pop-up blockers are de-activated. The participant will need a set of headphones or speakers as the course includes audio throughout the entire course.