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UN Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls 2018

14 Jan 2019

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International Labour Conference 2018

26 November 2018, Congo

The ITF Women’s Committee in the Democratic Republic of Congo participated in the launch of the 16 Days of Activism on Violence Against Women and Girls organised by the Ministry of Gender, Child and Family (DRC) with UN agencies. The international theme was the UN campaign: «Orangez le monde, #ÉcoutezMoiAussi» (Orange the World, #HearMeToo). Women's movements at national and regional level were called upon to create opportunities for dialogue between activists, decision-makers and the public.

25 November 2018, Togo

Reseau des Comites des Femmes Travailleuses (RECOFET), Togo, also organised a workshop on gender-based violence

25 November 2018, Senegal

As part of their action day, Fédération des Transports de l'UDTS, Senegal, issued this press release about their national committee meeting where their women members called for the Senegalese authorities to ratify ILO convention 189 for women’s protections

25 November 2018, Bangladesh

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation Workers' Union (BIWTC).

25 November 2018, Togo

Workshop on violence against women and sexual harassment, by the ITF-Togo Women’s Network at the Fédération Syndicale des Travailleurs des Transports du Togo (FESYTRAT), Lome. The workshop discussed the ‘legal arsenal’ at women disposal, which protects the rights of women and girls in the country. However, the lack of knowledge of these laws leave women totally unprotected. Participants to the workshop were invited to make use of such laws by denouncing the violence, to work towards its eradication; and to participate actively in trade union activities to raise awareness and build capacity.

25 November 2018, Cameroon

16 Days of Activism campaign against gender-based violence against women from Confédération Camerounaise du Travail (CCT), Cameroon.

November 2018, Kenya

Training day in Mombasa, Kenya, supported by the BTB project, bringing together both men and women from the dockers’ and truckers’ sections. They reflected on 2017 training and the impact it had at the workplace, looking at attitude change and the way forward.

23 November 2018, India

MSTKS, India, held a workshop that was attended by 220 of their members. They discussed their trade unions struggles to end violence and create zero violence at workplaces. Their agenda also included the gendered nature of violence against women, and the evidence that promoting respect, safety or ethics without a gender lens, will not reduce its prevalence.

Considering all above facts, the male members of MSTKS along with MSTKS General Secretary and President took an oath that: They will not create violence, they will never allow violence, they will deny violence, and all of them will create a respectful atmosphere at the workplace.

19 November 2018, India

Women Committee members from the Transport and Dockers, MBPT Docks & General Employees Union, and National Union of Seafarers of India, organized a ‘Stop violence against women’ event. Fifty women delegates took part in the event in Mumbai and shared the experiences they had suffered in their respective workplaces.

9 November 2018, Brazil

Women’s Advocacy Programme, Sao Paulo, Brazil – Programme participants from Argentina, Peru and Brazil, with Jodi Evans and Claire Clarke (ITF Women).

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