Gender Equality

09 July 2024 06:04

Holding the line for women workers: The journey of Ghana’s Eva Atobrah Agyekum

 

Continuing with our “hold the line” articles which were part of this year’s celebration of women’s month last March, we share the story of trade union leader Eva Atobrah Agyekum, an administrative assistant at the National Secretariat of the Timber and Wood Workers Union (TWU) of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) – Ghana, a BWI wood and forestry affiliate.Read more...


04 July 2024 04:04

In an effort to share challenges and opportunities for women from BWI sectors in the Middle East and North Africa, a regional meeting of the Women's Network, a collaboration between the BWI MENA region and Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES), took place in Jordan on 6 and 7 June 2024. Read more...


05 May 2024 22:28

As part of this year’s celebration of BWI Africa and Middle East Women’s Holding the Line series of articles, we tell the story of Amel Mannai, a Tunisian worker and member activist of the Fédération Générale du Bâtiment et du Bois (FGBB) union.
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08 April 2024 05:06

Rebecca Mukoya is a data analyst with 14 years of experience, currently working as a production officer at a steel company in Uganda. She joined the Uganda Building Construction, Civil Engineering, Cement & Allied Workers' Union Sectors: Cement, Construction, and Allied workers (UBCCECAWU) in 2014 while working as a clerk. In the same year, she was elected as a Shop Steward. After three years in this position, she was elected as the National Women’s Leader for the union. Rebecca has successfully held this position since 2017.Read more...


18 March 2024 10:28

More than 280 member-state representatives, partners and stakeholders met on 11 March in Geneva for the Regional Review of efforts to implement the guiding principles and 23 objectives of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) region. Read more...


13 March 2024 13:44

More than 200 women from nine different countries, comprising a group of diversified women expatriate workers in construction, household services, hospitality, and medical field services, gathered for a get-together under the banner of the Women Community Leaders' Forum in Qatar (WCLF) at Dusit-D2 Hotel on 8 March, to celebrate International Women's Day (IWD 2024).Read more...


08 March 2024 04:25

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD), the National Union of Building and Construction Workers (NUBCW) in the Philippines takes a bold step forward in advancing gender equality within the construction sector.Read more...


08 March 2024 03:16

The Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) commemorates International Women’s Day under the theme “Hold the Line: Women Fighting for Democracy.” Read more...


07 March 2024 03:20

Justina Jonas serves as the General Secretary of the Metal and Allied Namibian Workers Union (MANWU).Read more...