gender

Video sobre la violencia de género en el trabajo ahora en español

El video recientemente publicado del Centro de Solidaridad sobre la violencia de género en el trabajo ahora está disponible en español. El video de dos minutos explica las formas de violencia de género en el trabajo, que incluyen el bullying, el abuso verbal y el acoso de cualquier tipo, el desequilibrio sistémico de género entre… [READ MORE]

Kenya’s Jane Njoki Helps Lead Future of Young Workers

As a young woman working in her company’s IT department, Jane Muthoni Njoki was frustrated by what she says were employer attempts to push her around because of her youth and sex. But rather than quit her job, which she contemplated, she ran for a leadership position in her union, determined to work with others to make… [READ MORE]

ILO: Global Wage Growth Hits Four-Year Low

  • December 20, 2016
  • Jeff C. Wheeler

Workers around the world are losing ground in their paychecks as annual growth in real wages around the world fell to 1.7 percent in 2015, down from 2.5 percent in 2012, according to a new International Labor Organization (ILO) report. Wages have stagnated primarily in developing and emerging economies, especially in Latin America and Eastern… [READ MORE]

Unions Urge ILO to Take up Gender-Based Workplace Violence

Violence against women takes many forms, and can happen in the home, in public spaces—and on the job. At the workplace, 35 percent of women worldwide have experienced violence. This November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, unions around the world are calling for the International Labor Organization (ILO) to pass… [READ MORE]

‘The Key to Development in Africa Is Empowering Women’

Up to 80 percent of workers across Africa labor in the informal economy, many as street vendors, taxi drivers and domestic workers. With few legal rights, most informal-sector workers make low wages and have no health care or other social protections. Because women comprise the vast majority of workers in the informal economy, they are… [READ MORE]

Women Empowering Women in the Niger Delta

On a late September day in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, hundreds of women from the Egberu, Afam-Ukwu and Afam-Nta communities gathered in Oyigbo. They had repeatedly tried to talk with the local government council about their dire need for a functional health center but had been ignored. With no health facilities nearby, access… [READ MORE]

Four South African Unions Tackle Gender Inequality

Each day this week, leading up to International Women’s Day March 8, the Solidarity Center is highlighting an example of how women and their unions are taking action to improve women’s lives on the job, in their unions and in their communities.  Unions around the world are at the forefront of the struggle for gender equality…. [READ MORE]

Nigeria: Union Women Moving Gender Issues to Forefront

  • March 25, 2013
  • Nkechi Odinukwe

Since 1978, when the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) was formed, few women have been part of the professional trade union’s leadership—even though 80 percent of its members are female. But in the past two years, union members have been working to increase the number of women leaders while establishing family-friendly policies… [READ MORE]

Working Women Empowered: Challenging Violence in South Africa

Although post-apartheid South Africa has one of the most progressive constitutions in the world and women comprise more than 40 percent of Parliament, the country also has high rates of gender-based violence, including “excessive rates of female homicides,” according to the World Health Organization. Most recently, the brutal rape and murder of 17-year-old Anene Booysen… [READ MORE]