Gender Equality

01 December 2022 13:31

Southern Africa: Gender-based violence and the importance of the 16 Days of Activism

 

As with previous years, BWI affiliates in Southern Africa join the rest of the world in drawing attention to the violence that women and young people are confronted with daily. Read more...


28 November 2022 12:03

In keeping with this year’s 16 Days of Trade Union Activism on Violence against Women, BWI is sharing two gender equality resolutions that it has adopted at its 5th World Congress last October in Madrid, Spain. Read more...


28 November 2022 02:40

As part of BWI’s 16 Days of Trade Unionism on Violence against Women this year, it released a magazine showcasing the major policy deliberations and decisions of the global union’s women trade unionists in the lead up and during its 5th World Congress last October 2022 in Madrid, Spain.
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25 November 2022 01:56

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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