In one out 10 cases women are present at negotiation tables. Women are not new to labour leadership. Of the countless numbers who played key roles in local labour struggles during the past century, many rose to national prominence.
CEPPWAWU encourages unity of local women and act on providing unparallel education and strengthening women positions as well as foster women leadership, justice and security systems that responds to the needs of vulnerable communities which is a starting point for stability and development.
Without basic protection and safety, workplaces and communities lack the capacity to move beyond basic survival and escape the trap of debilitating poverty and conflict. CEPPWAWU therefore strongly supports the BWI 2016 theme ‘Empowering women to become leaders – Unions make a difference’