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Protecting women's rights during Covid-19

9 April, 2020Due to persistent gender inequalities, women will be more exposed to the anticipated economic consequences of the pandemic. Governments, employers and unions must develop a gender-responsive approach to avoid reproducing or accentuating social and gender inequalities.

Malaysian unions fight for workers during lockdown

3 April, 2020Trade unions in Malaysia have lodged complaints over factories remaining open during the lockdown, jeopardizing workers’ health and safety.

Historic march in Chile on International Women's Day

12 March, 2020Unions, feminist and migrant groups in Chile marked this year’s International Women’s Day with a mass march in Santiago, raising awareness of  inequality, gender based violence and pushing for a gender equality agenda.

Fighting gender inequality and violence in Madagascar

10 March, 2020In Antananarivo the International Women’s Day (IWD) demonstration of Malagasy unions was the culmination of a week of training and capacity building on gender equality and gender-based violence (GBV).

A world of work free of violence and harassment

27 February, 20208 March, International Women’s Day, provides an important moment to promote the new ILO Convention 190 on violence and harassment in the world of work, and to call for its ratification.

IndustriALL Bangladesh Council launches youth committee

18 February, 2020Together with senior leaders of IndustriALL Bangladesh Council (IBC) and the IBC Women’s Committee, 115 youth representatives participated at the convention which resulted in the launch of a youth committee.

Gender violence study in Brazilian garment factories provides a ‘wake-up call to action’

11 February, 2020Gender-based violence and harassment at work is widespread in Brazil, and until the adoption of the world’s first global standard on violence and harassment at work, C190, little was being done to rectify it.

Uruguay becomes first country to ratify ILO Convention 190

16 January, 2020Uruguay is the first country in the world to ratify the International Labour Organization's (ILO) Convention 190, which recognizes that violence and harassment in the world of work can constitute a human rights violation.

INTERVIEW: Beauty Zibula

9 January, 2020From factory to parliament in South Africa.

Unions in Mozambique empowering workers

4 December, 2019Through a long-running project with Finnish trade unions and SASK, work continues in Mozambique to include women and youth in union structures, as well as develop a training scheme for tomorrow’s leaders.