International Women's Com.

07 March 2016 14:13

The International Women's Committee advises the council and the board on policies, implementation and practical measures to promote the effective participation of women in BWI trade union structures. It also promotes affirmative action programmes and makes recommendations to these bodies on any other policy and actions.

International Women's Committee

Rita SCHIAVI, Unia, (Switzerland)Chair

Dora CERVANTES, IAMAW - International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers , (United States)1st Vice-Chair

Marta PUJADAS, UOCRA - Construction Workers of the Republic of Argentina, (Argentina)2nd Vice-Chair

Africa, Middle East and North Africa

Elizabeth AMUTO, UBCCECAWU - Uganda Building Construction, Civil Engineering, Cement & Allied Workers’ Union, (Uganda)Member

Odette BOMANS TALEWA, FNTBB - National Federation of Building and Wood Workers, (Congo, Democratic Republic of the)Substitute

Asia /Pacific

Kyung Shin KIM, KFCITU - Korean Federation of Construction Industry Trade Unions, (South Korea)Member

Chimed-DOLGOR, MITUF - Mongolian Industry Trade Union's Federation, (Mongolia)Substitute


Rita SCHIAVI, Unia, (Switzerland)Member

Ivana DIMITROVA, SGIP - Trade Union of Civil Engineering, Industry and Planning of Republic of North Macedonia, (North Macedonia)Substitute

Mercedes LANDOLFI, FILLEA-CGIL - Italian Federation of Wood, Building and Allied Industry Workers, (Italy)Substitute

Latin America & Caribbean

Fabiana SANTOS, FENTICOMMC - National Federation of Workers in the Construction, Wood and Construction Materials Industries, (Dominican Republic)Member

Aline CHAVES FERLE, SINTRACOM Dourados - Trade Union of Workers in the Building Industry of Dourados / State of Mato Grosso do Sul, (Brazil)Substitute

Shandra HARRIOTT, BITU - Bustamante Industrial Trade Union, (Jamaica)Substitute

North America

Dora CERVANTES, IAMAW - International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers , (United States)Member