Gender, Poverty and Employment

Preliminary Self Assessment on Gender and Poverty

Authors: ILO/GCU, O. Ejderyan, R. Tuor

The lesson "Gender, Poverty and Employment" was build upon the learning module "Gender, Poverty and Employment" of the International Training Centre of the ILO (International Labour Organisation):

Indicate how you feel in terms of KNOWLEDGE and/or SKILLS for each question.
Please note that the rating grid goes from 1 to 5
(1 = no knowledge, no skills;
2 = little knowledge, little skills;
3 = some knowledge, some skills;
4 = good knowledge, good skills;
5 = very good knowledge, very good skills):

Print your answers (as pdf or on paper).

Learning Objectives

After completing this lesson, you shall be able to:

  • Appraise the disadvantaged position of women in the world of work, establishing links between employment patterns, gender and poverty;
  • Illustrate the key issues in the debate on the feminization of poverty and the over-representation of women among the poor in all regions, and realize that gender constitutes a dividing line, whatever the context;
  • Identify possible approaches to poverty reduction;
  • Recognize the role of employment promotion as an anti-poverty eradication policy and strategy, and particularly the ILO's approach in this field.


To accomplish the learning objectives of this lesson, you will have to:

  • Go twice through the Self Assessment on Gender and Poverty (at the beginning and at the end of this lesson);
  • Construe text and graphics;
  • Analyze some statistical data and answer questions about;
  • Write a note about questions concerning AIDS' Impact on Gender and Employment;
  • Complete a short self-test.

Working through this lesson you will come across the following activities, tests and downloads:




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