Gender Equality

20 October 2021 12:49

#WomenSpeak: From contractual worker to trade unionist

 

My name is Dalila Seesahaye. Similar to many women trade unionists, I aspire for an equal and better future for myself and my family. I yearn for a future where women workers are not discriminated against and enjoy decent work and living wages regardless of their gender. Read more...


18 October 2021 06:12

Women trade union leaders of BWI in the Latin America and the Caribbean held its 14th Regional Women Committee (RWC) Meeting on 16 September where they reported on the output of their numerous initiatives and engagements in the region. Read more...


23 September 2021 05:31

Gender equality requires a lot of hard work on the part of trade unionsRead more...


21 September 2021 09:11

In its effort to strengthen efforts to promote gender quality in the construction industry, BWI launched its Women in Trades Global Research Report to promote women’s access to skills trainings and secure their employment in the industry.
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14 September 2021 13:07

150 participants from the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions attended BWI’s successful Women in Trades Exchange as part of the global union’s effort to push forward its “Global Women In Trades Campaign.”Read more...


30 August 2021 05:17

The BWI Africa and Middle East strengthened its Regional Women’s Committee (RWC) by electing a new set of leaders and adopting key policy recommendations and action plans leading to the global union’s conference in the region and 5th Congress in 2022 in Madrid.Read more...


03 August 2021 05:55

My name is Rita Assis. I have been a woodworker for 38 years now. I have always believed in the role of trade unions to shape better working conditions. This is why I joined union mobilisations and struggles to demand improvements for our sector. I became a member of SOMSJOP on 12 December 1994, when I was working in a lumber company. In 1999, I was elected as Union Deputy Director, and in 2001, as Finance Secretary. Currently, I have the honour of occupying the presidency of the union.Read more...


19 July 2021 09:00

My name is Nancy Estepa. I have been a worker in Colombia’s cement industry for approximately 15 years. I have been a union leader for two years now.
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05 July 2021 07:04

Last 24 June, more than 180 women workers in BWI’s construction and building materials sectors gathered online to share their experiences and challenges in organising women in trades.
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