Rights

14 December 2020 03:31

16 days: Violence against women, COVID-19’s “second wave”

 

Describing the increasing violence against women as COVID-19’s “second wave,” BWI Africa and Middle East capped its 16-Day campaign against gender-based violence with a regional webinar held on 8 December. Read more...


11 December 2020 15:00

BWI concluded its 16 Days of Trade Union Activism on Violence against Women on a high note by holding a global webinar on ways to build a gender-equal world on 10 December, which was also coincided with the International celebration of human rights day.
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11 December 2020 03:03

Philippine trade unions affiliated with BWI marked International Human Rights Day on 10 December by holding different activities to push for the elimination of gender-based violence at homes and workplaces, and protect labour rights amidst the implementation of the country’s draconian Anti-terror Law.
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10 December 2020 08:06

BWI congratulates Namibia for heeding the call of workers worldwide by ratifying the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Convention 190 on Eliminating Violence and Harassment in the World of Work. Read more...


10 December 2020 07:48

Too many workers, when they clock into work, must leave their human rights at the door and can only pick them up again when they clock out.
Men and women have to protect their rights, and they must do it together, if they are to be free.
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10 December 2020 05:50

BWI affiliates from India, Nepal and Bangladesh attended a South Asia webinar on trade union responses to violence against women (VAW) on 8 December as part of the global 16 Days of activism for the elimination of all forms of gender-based violence. Read more...


09 December 2020 07:46

As part of BWI's 16 Days of Trade Unionism vs. Violence against Women, here is a short video from our affiliates in Africa showcasing their diverse initiatives in campaigning for gender equality and the ratification of ILO Convention 190. Read more...


08 December 2020 14:33

Last 26 November, the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU), a BWI affiliate in Jamaica, held a successful multi-stakeholder online forum on Gender-based Violence (GBV) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention 190 on the Violence and Harassment in the world of work.Read more...


07 December 2020 11:55

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...