The 13-member ITUC-AP Working Parties on Gender and on Pay Equity Audit Manuals gathered on April 22-23, 2014 in Manila, Philippines for a workshop to discuss the working drafts of the gender and pay equity audit manuals.
This workshop, building on from discussions at the ITUC-AP Women’s Committee (1) reflected on and shared members’ experiences, views and insights on gender audits, (2) discussed proposals to further improve the substance and form of audit tools; and (3) identified follow up actions needed to advance the gender auditing culture and capacity of affiliates.
The members supported the conduct of country validations and pilot testing to learn from and build on experiences of affiliates in conducting gender audits, gather country-specific gender equality/inequality issues and solicit further inputs on how to make the audit manuals easier to understand and use.
The Working Parties, constituted in June 2013, are composed of affiliates from Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Cambodia, Indonesia, Fiji, Japan, South Korea, Turkey and Israel.
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