Gender Equality

07 December 2020 11:55

16 Days: Women hardest hit by COVID-19 wage loss

 

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...


30 November 2020 13:09

In an attempt to bring the region’s different women trade union leaders and activists together, BWI-affiliated PROFBUD led the trade unions’ 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence in Ukraine and the first four days of the campaign in Central Asia and Eastern Europe.
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29 November 2020 06:22

BWI’s European Regional Women’s Committee joined the 16 days global campaign for the elimination of violence against women by holding a forum on gender-based violence. Read more...


27 November 2020 23:55

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November and the 16 days of activism on violence against women, the Histadrut (via its women's movement Na'amat) launched a campaign called "Recognising the Signs" at the workplaces. Read more...


27 November 2020 05:26

BWI and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) on 4 November conducted a gender training which was participated by women trade unionists from Argentina, the Dominican Republic and Panama.
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