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Violence against women

ERA thanks PSI and others for their support during Justina Ojo's kidnapping in Nigeria

29 February 2016
Justina Ojo/Facebook

The wife of the Executive Director of the Environmental Rights Action (ERA), Godwin Ojo, who was kidnapped on February 22, has been released. ERA is an important PSI partner in the campaign against water privatization in the country.

The Arab world, a place of hope

30 November 2015
Women in Arab countries

Women leaders of unions affiliated to PSI in the Arab countries of Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia attended a two-day seminar to discuss the campaigns that form part of the project sponsored by the LO-TCO and PSI to increase the participation of women in the trade unions.

Posters: End violence against women 25 November 2015

23 Nov 2015

These two PSI posters for the International day for the elimination of violence against women on 25 November 2015 are available for download in English, French and Spanish.

25 November: International day for the elimination of violence against women

23 November 2015
There is no place for violence at work

On 25 November, the International Day for the elimination of violence against women, PSI stands against inequality and discrimination and all acts of violence.

PSI has produced two posters for the International Day. Download them here.

ILO Governing Body approves proposal for an international standard on gender-based violence at work

17 November 2015
STOP gender-based violence at work

The ILO Governing Body, at its meeting in Geneva, Switzerland on 12 November 2015, agreed to discuss a new international standard on gender-based violence at work. It will be included in the agenda of the 2018 International Labour Conference.

Stop the trafficking of Mauritanian women to Saudi Arabia

24 September 2015
Mauritanian women

900 Mauritanian women have been trafficked to work in Saudi Arabia. Many are subject to abuse with no way out. Please join the call for immediate action and send a message to the government of Mauritania now!

Irene Khumalo, SDNU, Swaziland

Video: Gender issues in Swaziland

29 May 2015

Irene Khumalo, SDNU, Swaziland

International day for the elimination of violence against women

Poster: International day for the elimination of violence against women 2014

25 Nov 2014

The PSI poster for the International day for the elimination of violence against women, that took place on 25 November 2014, is available for download in English, French and Spanish.

International day for the elimination of violence against women

24 November 2014
VAW poster

Trade unions are mobilizing against discrimination and break the silence around violence at the workplace. United for social justice and against gender-based violence!

Download the poster

Bachelet calls on PSI to fight for an ILO resolution on the elimination of violence against women at work

Date: 
9 October, 2014 to 10 October, 2014

Before an audience of more than 140 women members of the PSI, the President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, called on the organisation to continue fighting for approval of an ILO resolution on the elimination of violence against women at the workplace and in public employment.