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Unions celebrate women’s courage and determination

13 March, 2015On this International Women’s Day 2015 from Austria to Zimbabwe trade unions have gone out to celebrate women’s achievements and to make new demands.

IG Metall has 365 Women's Days a year

28 April, 2015This, together with "If you want the best, you can't do without women" was the slogan for IG Metall's 20th women's conference that ended on 21 April in Willingen, Germany. About 200 women met to discuss among other things their motions for the IG Metall Congress later in the year.

MENA: IndustriALL women create their regional network

30 April, 2015In the framework of the IndustriALL Global Union MENA conference on "Building Union Power through Organizing" some 15 women from Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Iraq, Jordan and Egypt from the petrochemical, auto parts, oil and gas, and textile sectors met in Beirut to form a women’s regional network. 

Women in Malaysia united in 40 per cent demand

6 July, 2016Women trade union leaders in Malaysia vowed to push for 40 per cent women representation in IndustriALL statutes ahead of the world Congress in Rio in October 2016. 

Sexual harassment of garment workers in India exposed

21 July, 2016Recent reports, including a television investigation, have revealed a pervasive culture of sexual harassment and stressful working conditions endured by workers in Indian garment factories in Gurgaon (now Gurugram) and Bangalore.

Cambodia: Union activists defy government ban on public forum

10 March, 2014Hundreds of union activists in Cambodia defied a government ban on a public forum for garment workers, timed to coincide with International Women’s Day on Saturday 8 March.

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.

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.

Nigerian abducted schoolgirls must not be forgotten

10 July, 2014IndustriALL’s Executive Committee has adopted a resolution calling on the Nigerian government to do everything in its power to return more than 200 abducted schoolgirls to safety.

India - IndustriALL affiliates share organizing strategies

6 December, 2016IndustriALL South Asia office held a series of events in November 2016 to build union organizing initiatives and inform women trade union leaders on legal processes related to sexual harassment at the workplace.