Gender Equality

06 October 2022 09:12

BWI 5th Congress: Reimagining the future of jobs for women and youth

 

In a joint session by BWI’s Innovative Unionism Conference and the Women in Trades Conference on 5 October 2022 in Madrid, Spain, women workers and young trade unionists reimagine the future of jobs. The participating trade unionists are delegates to BWI’s 5th World Congress, which is also being held in Spain.
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05 October 2022 13:00

Lisa Zanatta, a qualified Carpenter and Joiner by occupation, and currently working as an organiser and women’s Officer for the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) in Australia is one of the more than 700 trade union delegates who attended BWI’s 5th World Congress in Madrid, Spain. Read more...


04 October 2022 16:04

A day before the Building and Woodworkers’ International’s (BWI) 5th World Congress, a jampacked room of more than 200 women trade unionists gathered on 4 October at the Marriot Hotel and Conference Centre in Madrid, Spain and discussed how trade jobs, traditionally the domain of men workers, are viable career options for women too.
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21 September 2022 10:04

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...