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"IndustriALL must lead in women’s representation"

24 June, 2014Trade union affiliates called on IndustriALL Global Union to take the lead in women’s representation at the Women’s Committee meeting in Geneva, Switzerland on 23 June 2014.

Capacity building to increase women participation

16 June, 2014Women played an active and significant role in the last years’ uprisings’ across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. To further this activism, IndustriALL Global Union and regional affiliates are promoting women capacity building as a key issue.

Asia-Pacific conference highlights struggles and women’s representation

22 May, 2014IndustriALL Global Union’s regional Asia-Pacific conference expresses support for struggles in Bangladesh, Cambodia, South Korea and Sri Lanka, and endorses proposal to increase women’s representation to minimum 40 per cent in global leadership and Executive Committee.

Regional conferences approve women’s quota

22 May, 2014The Latin American and Caribbean Regional Conference as well as the Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, both held in May 2014, approved the 40 per cent quota for women at all levels in IndustriALL.

Addressing gender based violence in Tanzania

22 May, 2014IndustriALL conducted several activities with Tanzanian affiliates during the week of 12 May to encourage workers to take up action on sexual harassment and gender based violence and raise awareness on HIV and AIDS.

PROFILE: Fighting for women in the DRC

21 May, 2014The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is torn apart by conflict fuelled by powerful foreign interests in its great mineral wealth. Josée Shimbi Umba is First Deputy General Secretary responsible for women’s issues at the Council of Metalworkers Unions of the DRC (CSC), fighting for the rights of women in an environment of extreme exploitation and abuse.

FUP Women’s Network at Petrobras meets in Salvador

2 May, 2014The Brazilian oil workers’ union FUP has a women’s network and collective at Petrobras. On 25 – 27 April they met for the second time in Salvador. The meeting was held against the background of right wing attacks against the national oil company Petrobras, attacks which are multiplying in the election year. The conference was attended by around 60 women.

Organizing displaced women in India

14 April, 2014Due to gender roles in many societies, women and girls often face threats and risks and they are less likely than men and boys to have access to their rights. These threats are particularly exacerbated in situations of displacement.

Ethiopian Unions Form Women’s Committee

2 April, 2014IndustriALL women members in Ethiopia unite to fight inequality and to organize more women into unions.

Unions mark International Women’s Day

13 March, 2014Unions are instrumental in promoting the rights of women in the workplace by fighting for gender equality and equal pay. In recognition of International Women’s Day on Saturday 8 March, IndustriALL affiliates around the world organized many different events to celebrate the occasion.