Gender Equality

21 September 2022 10:04

#WomenSpeak: Trailblazing for women empowerment

 

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...


13 September 2022 05:55

On 7 September, the 20th BWI International Women Committee (IWC) took place and discussed strategies in preparation for BWI’s World Congress in Madrid, Spain this October.
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09 September 2022 08:46

31 trade unionists, 25 of whom are women, attended an online workshop hosted by the Southern Africa Construction Network (SACONET) on 22-24 August. Representing 8 unions from 6 countries, the participants analysed in detail the salient provisions of the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Convention No. 190 and Recommendation 206.
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09 August 2022 07:51

Determined to strengthen its communication and social media efforts, the BWI-affiliated National Union of Building and Construction Workers (NUBCW) in the Philippines recently organised a two-part Basic Communication and Social Media Training to capacitate women welders on how to use various social media platforms to promote their respective campaigns online. Read more...


04 August 2022 13:40

BWI will celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) with a week-long campaign starting on 1 March and culminating on 8 March. Carrying the theme “We Build A Gender-Equal Future,” BWI, led by its women trade unionists, will look into the future of work and gender relations amidst the changing nature of work and worsening gender inequalities due to COVID-19.Read more...


18 July 2022 03:56

The 15th Meeting of the BWI Regional Women Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean (RWC-LAC) on June 30 presented the scope and achievements of the global union in the region on gender policy, trainings, organisation, advocacy and participation of women workers in trade unions from 2018 to 2022. Read more...


14 July 2022 15:38

On 6 July 2022, Mexico, represented by Undersecretary for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, Martha Delgado Peralta, deposited the instrument of ratification of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention No. 190 on violence and harassment in workplaces, together with Recommendation 206, at the ILO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
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29 June 2022 03:43

I am Dianalie Patagan, President of the Women Welders’ Guild (WWG), which is affiliated to the Association of Women Workers in the Construction Industry (AWWCI) and the National Union of Building and Construction Workers (NUBCW) in the Philippines. Read more...


25 May 2022 05:31

My name is Dorcas Wanjiku Gichuki. I am the Branch Secretary and National-level Board Member of the Kenya Building and Construction Employees Union. Read more...