Gender Equality

10 December 2020 08:06

BWI congratulates Namibia for ratifying ILO Convention 190

 

BWI congratulates Namibia for heeding the call of workers worldwide by ratifying the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Convention 190 on Eliminating Violence and Harassment in the World of Work. Read more...


10 December 2020 05:50

BWI affiliates from India, Nepal and Bangladesh attended a South Asia webinar on trade union responses to violence against women (VAW) on 8 December as part of the global 16 Days of activism for the elimination of all forms of gender-based violence. Read more...


09 December 2020 07:46

As part of BWI's 16 Days of Trade Unionism vs. Violence against Women, here is a short video from our affiliates in Africa showcasing their diverse initiatives in campaigning for gender equality and the ratification of ILO Convention 190. Read more...


08 December 2020 14:33

Last 26 November, the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU), a BWI affiliate in Jamaica, held a successful multi-stakeholder online forum on Gender-based Violence (GBV) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention 190 on the Violence and Harassment in the world of work.Read more...


07 December 2020 11:55

Women workers lost more wages than men as a result of employers’ responses to COVID-19. This was the conclusion of the latest Global Wage Report of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) that details the drop in monthly wages worldwide in the first six months of 2020 as the pandemic took hold.Read more...


07 December 2020 00:41

BWI affiliates in Azerbaijan joined the 16 days of activism on violence against women by celebrating the country’s adoption of its first national action plan (2020-2023) to address domestic violence.
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04 December 2020 12:08

Workers in the building and construction and wood and forestry have responded to BWI's call for 16 Days of Trade Union Activism on Violence Against Women.

Hear it from BWI's affiliates worldwide why gender-based violence is one of the worst forms of human rights violations and why trade unions should speak out and take action against it.
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03 December 2020 11:58

Using a popular video-sharing social networking service, the Building and Wood Workers’ Federation of Myanmar (BWFM) launched a TikTok competition calling on participants to submit videos that creatively narrate the violence and harassment inflicted against women workers. Read more...


01 December 2020 07:52

In response to the rising incidences of violence against women (VAW) and increasing vulnerabilities of women workers in the middle of a pandemic, BWI, in cooperation with FES, conducted anti-VAW trainings among Indian trade unions and helped plot out their digital campaigns for the 16 Days of Activism against VAW. Read more...