Gender Equality

26 November 2020 05:45

BWI Statement on the 16 days of Activism vs. Violence against Women

 

At the start of this year’s 16 Days of Activism on Violence against Women, I am speaking out on the hidden pandemic, the surge of violence against women during the COVID pandemic. As this has been predominantly domestic violence, this is a critical time to engage on the role that trade unions should play in the support of women who are victims of abuse as well as the prevention of violence against women by working with men to address prejudices, possessiveness and aggression. Read more...


26 November 2020 03:35

Latin American and the Caribbean women trade union leaders from at least nine (9) countries joined the campaign against gender-based violence (GBV) and ratification of ILO Convention 190 as part of the “16 Days Trade Union Activism on Violence against Women,” which started on 25 November and conclude on 10 December, the International Human Rights Day. Read more...


25 November 2020 15:25

As trade unions worldwide mark the start of the 16 Days of Activism on Violence Against Women on 25 November, Argentina’s recent ratification of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention No. 190 energises this year’s campaign against gender-based violence. Read more...


25 November 2020 08:12

BWI, together with Australian affiliate, the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU), invite unions across the globe to participate in the adaptation of artwork and messages for trade union activism on violence against women. Read more...


18 November 2020 09:20



Women trade union leaders from North America and Europe held an online meeting on 12 November and expressed optimism that the results of the United States elections will bring positive results in the campaign for gender equality and the elimination of violence against women.
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03 November 2020 13:19

Here is BWI's list of its remaining Workers' Voices webinars for this year and what online education events to expect for 2021. Make sure to mark them all on your calendars! The pandemic may have limited our physical movement, but certainly not our desire to continue to educate and learn from each other.Read more...


28 October 2020 06:32

BWI Africa and Middle East held a successful two-day webinar from 15 to 16 October on how trade unions can put gender analyses and policies as integral parts of collective bargaining negotiations. Read more...


18 October 2020 22:18

“Gender-based Violence is being considered a “second pandemic” in the region.” This was the statement issued by Fabiana Santos, President of BWI’s Regional Women’s Committee (RWC) in the Latin America and Caribbean region. Santos, who is also the Chair of the Group of 28 (Central America) and from FENTICOMMC-Dominican Republic, made the remark during a 29 September RWC meeting.Read more...


08 October 2020 10:06

BWI’s Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (LACR) and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES-Germany) on 30 September launched the “Safe at Home, Safe at Work” campaign to promote awareness on violence against women and amplify calls for the ratification of ILO Convention 190. Read more...