women’s leadership training

Workshop Young Workers: Challenges Now and in the Future Workshop

Workshop Young Workers: Challenges Now and in the Future Workshop Panelists • Olesia Briazgunova, National Youth Coordinator, Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU) • Khamati Mugalla, Executive Secretary, East Africa Trade Union Confederation (EATUC) • Aruna Jain, Working America, AFL-CIO, USA Facilitator • Molly McCoy, Solidarity Center Regional Program Director for the Americas… [READ MORE]

Workshop Utilizing Legal Mechanisms to Fight Gender Discrimination and Support Women Workers Rights

Workshop Utilizing Legal Mechanisms to Fight Gender Discrimination and Support Women Workers Rights Panelists • Ziona Tanzer, Solidarity Center Law Program Counsel, Rule of Law • Matt Hersey, Solidarity Center Rule of Law Program Officer • Lais Abramo, Director, ILO Brazil • Bothchakrya Sary, attorney, Community Legal Education Center (CLEC), Cambodia Facilitators • Neha Misra,… [READ MORE]

Workshop – Allies and Partners: Role of Men in Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality in Trade Unions

Workshop Allies and Partners: Role of Men in Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality in Trade Unions Presenter  • Nhlanhla Mabizela, Solidarity Center Program Officer, South Africa Facilitator • Tom Bacote, Solidarity Center Country Director for South Africa Mabizela posed a series of questions for workshop participants to discuss in small groups: Nhlanhla Mabizela began by describing… [READ MORE]

Concurrent Workshops • Union Strategies to Increase Women’s Participation in Brazil: Perspectives from Industrial, Public and Service Sectors

Workshop Union Strategies to Increase Women’s Participation in Brazil: Perspectives from Industrial, Public and Service Sectors Participants  • Mara Luiza Feltes, Woman Secretariat, CONTRACS, Brazil • Monica Veloso, Secretary of Work, City of Osasco & National Confederation of Metalworkers, Brazil • Monica Valente, Subregional Secretary, Public Services International, Brazil Facilitator  • Jana Silverman, Solidarity Center Country Program… [READ MORE]

Plenary Leadership, Transformation and Labor Rights: The Essential Vision and Role of Women

Labor Historian Dorothy Sue Cobble discussed women’s long history of union activism. Photo: Matt Hersey Plenary Leadership, Transformation and Labor Rights: The Essential Vision and Role of Women Panelists • Dorothy Sue Cobble, Distinguished Professor, Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations and the Department of History, Rutgers University, U.S. • Sally Choi, Project Coordinator, Hong Kong Confederation… [READ MORE]

Women’s Empowerment, Gender Equality, and Labor Rights

Plenary Opening Remarks and Welcome Keynote • Shawna Bader-Blau, Executive Director, Solidarity Center Welcome  • Rosana Sousa de Deus, Executive Committee, Central Única dos Trabalhadores, CUT • Cássia Bufelli, Women’s Secretary, União Geral dos Trabalhadores, UGT • Maria Auxiliadora dos Santos, Women’s Secretary, Força Sindical • Lais Abramo, Director, ILO Brazil Solidarity Center Executive Director Shawna Bader-Blau opened the July… [READ MORE]

2013 Solidarity Center Conference: Women’s Empowerment, Gender Equality and Labor Rights Transforming the Terrain

In July 2013, the Solidarity Center hosted a meeting of nearly 100 worker/activists, union leaders, and academics to share experiences and ideas for advancing women’s labor rights and gender equality. The conference focused on three themes: women’s labor rights in agriculture and light manufacturing—two sectors that between them employ hundreds of millions of women around… [READ MORE]

Plenary – Women Worker Rights in Agriculture: The Reality, Challenges and Opportunities

Plenary Women Worker Rights in Agriculture: The Reality, Challenges and Opportunities Panelists • Rosa Julia Perez Aguilar, Secretary of Women’s, Child and Adolescent Affairs, Sindicato de Trabajadores de la Empresa Camposal, Peru • Iris Munguía, Coordinator, Latin American Banana and Agro-Industrial Unions, Honduras • Touriya Lahrech, Executive Office/Coordinator of Women Department, Confederation Democratique du Travail,… [READ MORE]