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Engaging men in fighting gender-based violence and harassment

12 May, 2022IndustriALL is launching its full report on gender-based violence and harassment in the mining, garment and electronics sectors. The report presents recommendations for IndustriALL and its affiliates, highlighting the commitment of male trade unionists and leaders as essential for unions to succeed in this struggle.

Gender based violence and harassment is a health and safety issue

28 April, 2022GBVH should be recognised as a workplace hazard and systematically integrated into existing and new health and safety policies. This week, IndustriALL is launching the second chapter of the research on gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH), with a summary of the results from the electronics sector.

Mexico to host the World Social Forum: “Another world is possible”

25 April, 2022A new edition of the World Social Forum will be held in Mexico from 1 to 6 May. The event will provide movements, organizations and trade unions affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union with a strategic space for coming together and taking joint action.

Women’s involvement needed to stop gender-based violence in mining

21 April, 2022Today, IndustriALL launches the first chapter of its research on gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH), with a summary of the results from the mining sector. The research finds that having women in leadership positions is crucial.

IndustriALL research on risks of gender-based violence and harassment and union responses

14 April, 2022Next week, IndustriALL will publish new research on the risks of gender-based violence (GBVH) in the garment, mining and electronics sectors, based on the testimony of 100 women workers and union leaders. The report also contains union responses to tackle the issue.

Women mine workers share traumatic experiences on sexual harassment

7 April, 2022Gender based violence and sexual harassment continues to be prevalent in the mining sector in Sub Saharan Africa, according to testimonies by some of the 30 participants at a training workshop in Johannesburg 5-6 April.

Turkish women fight for increased wages

25 March, 2022On this year’s International Women’s Day, trade unions in Turkey highlighted the situation of women in the country, supporting the women workers fighting for their rights. Women are bearing the brunt of Turkey’s increasing inflation - poverty, discrimination and a gender pay gap are daily realities for an increasing number of women workers.

Unions in Malaysia win increased maternity leave

24 March, 2022After a three-year campaign, IndustriALL affiliates in Malaysia have achieved 14 weeks maternity leave and the introduction of one-week paternity leave.

IndustriALL calls for a gender-transformative and inclusive Just Transition

15 March, 2022The 66th session of the United Nation Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW66) starts in New York this week. IndustriALL, together with other global unions, is using the opportunity to put gender equality at the centre of discussions on Just Transition to build a green and caring world.

Closing the gender pay gap

8 March, 2022The Covid-19 pandemic has worsened wage inequality around the globe and increased the time it will take to close the gender pay gap.