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South Africa, cabbage farmers, unions, Solidarity Center

Workers, Civil Society Urge Consultation on AGOA

Click here to read what civil society has to say about AGOA. The goal of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and similar U.S. trade preference programs and agreements should be to reduce income inequality and increase good jobs, say worker rights organizations, unions and civil society experts. Those outcomes will not be achieved… [READ MORE]

Zimbabwe, unions, Solidarity Center, construction workers

For More Fair African Economies, Make AGOA Work for All

The Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) has done little to build economies that work for all Africans but, if better utilized and combined with meaningful commitments to human rights and development, AGOA could undergird the establishment of strong, sustainable and diversified economies in sub-Saharan Africa, say 16 civil society organizations. In a statement distributed… [READ MORE]

gender-based violence, gender equality, Solidarity Center, unions, women's rights

A Step Closer to Ending Gender-Based Violence at Work

  • July 3, 2018
  • Robin Runge

A global regulation addressing gender-based violence at work is one step closer to reality following a 10-day meeting of workers, their unions and representatives from business and government—but much work must yet be done to ensure its passage. Participants at the recent International Labor Organization (ILO) conference in Geneva, Switzerland, reached consensus on the need… [READ MORE]

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