Gender Equality

14 July 2020 10:39

Implementation plan in place for BWI policy on discrimination and harassment

 

True to its commitment to consistently provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment, BWI released its expanded policy against harassment and discrimination which covers a whole range of discrimination and harassment acts, as well as other unacceptable behaviour based on nationality, race or skin colour, sex, age, pregnancy, marital or relationship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious belief and political affiliation. Read more...


19 June 2020 08:27

45 trade union leaders and officials from the BWI affiliates in Pan Europe, including 27 European Regional Committee titular members and substitutes, members of the European Regional Women and Youth Committees, Pan European Presidium and observers agreed to intensify their campaign for the ratification of ILO’s Violence and Harassment Convention 190 and reject Ukraine’s proposed anti-union law.Read more...


08 June 2020 10:12

BWI Africa and Middle East held its first online Regional Women’s Committee (RWC) meeting on 4 June with 34 participants, including titular members and observers from all sub-regions.
The online meeting discussed the challenges posed by COVID-19 on women and actions taken to protect women’s rights and their jobs. It also discussed BWI’s policy on harassment and discrimination.
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08 June 2020 09:24

Histadrut launched a campaign TV ad to call for an end to violence against women at work and home and urge women to report cases of workplace and domestic violence and harassment. Read more...


16 March 2020 21:51

The Shashikala, Mobiliser, Construction Labour Union if Bihar State, India convened a mass rally on the occasion of International Women's Day. They called the union especially women members to lobby the Indian Government for ratification of ILO Convention 190.Read more...


16 March 2020 21:40

Smritee Lama, Member, Asia Pacific Regional Women's Committee from CUPPEC, Nepal extends greetings to trade union sisters and brothers on the occasion of IWD and urges Government of Nepal to ratify ILO Convention 190.Read more...


10 March 2020 12:47

Kislova Ekaterina is a communication officer in the Russian Timber Workers Union Central Committee (union governing body). As a young active woman, she calls union members to stand up together and promote ratification of the ILO Convention 190. Ekaterina expresses zero tolerance to the violence and harassment in world of work and specifically highlights issue of gender-based violence. Read more...


10 March 2020 12:38

Lesia Husak is a company level trade union leader from Ukraine. She is very active at the national scale on the issues of gender equality and women rights. Lesia is also a member of the BWI European Regional Women’s Committee where she represents women from Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Uzbekistan, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland. Lesia is leading the campaign in Central Asia and Eastern Europe for the ratification of the ILO Convention 190.
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09 March 2020 13:43

"Working in the construction industry is like going to the gym. I enjoy it. Construction work is not only for men, it is for women too. If you want to be a mason, carpenter or drive a tractor, just go for it. Don't let anybody tell you that you can't do all of these things just because you are not a man."Read more...