Gender Equality

17 May 2022 01:47

2022 IDAHOBIT: Safe and inclusive work for all!

 

On the occasion of this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) reaffirms its commitment to providing an environment free of discrimination and harassment for LGBTI workers in the construction, building, wood, forestry and building materials industries.Read more...


27 April 2022 08:33

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) launched its Stop Macho Culture Campaign Network which aims to bring together its affiliates to ensure that both women and men workers share common values regarding elimination of all forms of discrimination, gender-based violence and harassment.Read more...


20 April 2022 04:56

Two new countries ratified the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention No. 190 on the Violence and Harassment in Workplaces, bringing to 12 the number of countries that ratified the measure. Read more...


24 March 2022 07:33

Last 24-25 February, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) held its 8th National Women’s Structure Conference in Durban, South Africa.Read more...


16 March 2022 08:15

BWI launched a booklet documenting the stories that were shared by women trade unionists who participated at the BWI Women In Trades Exchanges last year. Read more...


11 March 2022 07:08

Anne-Françoise Lesceux, ACV-Bie Regional Secretary at ACV-Bie said that more and more women are working in Belgium’s construction industry. She said that women construction workers’ presence in the industry increased by 5.5 percent from 2015 up to 2019. Read more...


10 March 2022 10:45

My name is Aline Cháves. I am 29 years old. I am the General Secretary of the Dourados Construction Workers Union in Brazil and the Second Vice President of the BWI Regional Women Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean.Read more...


10 March 2022 07:18

Marking this year’s International Women’s Month, Shandra Harriott, First Vice President of the BWI Regional Women Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean joins the call for trade unions to help build a gender-equal future. Read more...


10 March 2022 06:45

To celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day, BWI convened a global meeting of women trade union officials from affiliates on March 7 to look back on the enormous body of work on gender equality that has been done by BWI and affiliates since the BWI Congress in 2017. Read more...