Gender Equality

25 November 2022 01:56

More ratifications of ILO Convention 190! End gender-based violence!

 

BWI joins women workers, trade unions and the international community in marking this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25 November by launching our annual “16 Days of Trade Union Activism on Violence Against Women.”
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14 November 2022 09:50

Nigeria on 8 November 2022 deposited with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) the instrument of ratification of ILO Convention No. 190 on the Violence and Harassment in the World of Work. It becomes the 22nd country next to Panama to ratify the said convention.

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14 November 2022 06:30

I am Hilly Shamulele and I am a trade unionist. I joined the Metal and Allied Namibian Workers’ Union (MANWU) in 2007 and rose from the ranks as a shop steward, BEC member and a member of the union’s financial committee. In 2020, I was elected as the Vice President of MANWU. Read more...


05 November 2022 06:26

Last 1 November, Panama became the 21st country and the 9th in Latin America and the Caribbean to ratify the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention No. 190 by officially depositing the instrument of ratification to the ILO. Read more...


20 October 2022 06:49

Sixteen (16) young women received on 13 October their hard-earned certifications after completing a Shielded Metal Arc Welding National Certification II (SMAW NC II) Training in Pasig City, Philippines. The awarding of the certificates of completion was held at the Pasig City Hall led by the city’s young and progressive Mayor, Vico Sotto.
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06 October 2022 09:12

In a joint session by BWI’s Innovative Unionism Conference and the Women in Trades Conference on 5 October 2022 in Madrid, Spain, women workers and young trade unionists reimagine the future of jobs. The participating trade unionists are delegates to BWI’s 5th World Congress, which is also being held in Spain.
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05 October 2022 13:00

Lisa Zanatta, a qualified Carpenter and Joiner by occupation, and currently working as an organiser and women’s Officer for the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) in Australia is one of the more than 700 trade union delegates who attended BWI’s 5th World Congress in Madrid, Spain. Read more...


04 October 2022 16:04

A day before the Building and Woodworkers’ International’s (BWI) 5th World Congress, a jampacked room of more than 200 women trade unionists gathered on 4 October at the Marriot Hotel and Conference Centre in Madrid, Spain and discussed how trade jobs, traditionally the domain of men workers, are viable career options for women too.
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21 September 2022 10:04

We need to fight for a future that can recognises women’s rights, equal pay, equal sharing of domestic work, an end to sexual harassment and violence against women and the girl child.Read more...