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Violence against women

PSI affiliates in Singapore held an event on 23rd November on Ending Violence against Women and invited the Speaker of the Parliament as the guest speaker, Mdm. Halimah Yacob. Together they said violence against women is an age-old problem – it is time to end it now!

See photos on Flickr.

Photos: Singapore Forum on the Elimination of Violence against Women

27 November 2013

PSI affiliates in Singapore held an event on 23rd November on Ending Violence against Women and invited the Speaker of the Parliament as the guest speaker, Mdm. Halimah Yacob. Together they said violence against women is an age-old problem – it is time to end it now!

See photos on Flickr.

Unions in India hold forum on the elimination of violence against women

27 November 2013
Participants to the forum holding the different GUF posters

Close to 50 representatives from ITF, PSI, UNI, IndustriALL and BWI affiliated unions attended a joint discussion forum on the issue of Effective participation by trade unions on ending violence against women.  The forum was held on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2013, at Maniben Kara Hall, in Mumbai, in India.

No a la violencia contra la mujer!

Video: Say NO to violence against women

26 November 2013

No a la violencia contra la mujer!

PSI Steering Committee and staff, November 2013

Communiqué: Public Services International Steering Committee SC-17

25 Nov 2013

Angered by the continuing attacks on public services and the workers who provide these services, distressed by the rising inequality across the world and the failure of the current economic system to provide jobs, particularly for young people, the Steering Committee reiterated its commitments to the 2013-2017 Programme of Action “Social Justice through Quality Public Services” and endorsed priority actions for 2014.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Date: 
25 November, 2013

PSI is calling on all its affiliate members, men and women, to make a pledge to end violence against women and girls, at each of their workplaces around the globe. Violence against women is an age-old problem – it is time to end it now.

Violence against women is an age-old problem – it is time to end it now.

25 November 2013
PSI violence against women poster

“If we act with courage, conviction and commitment, we can change violence against women from being the most pervasive violation of human rights to being a rare occurrence that is considered unacceptable and no longer tolerated.” Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women, on International Women’s Day (8 March 2013).

Monday is White Ribbon Day – don’t keep it a secret

22 November 2013
Australian white ribbon campaign

On White Ribbon Day - the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women - PSI affiliate, the Australian Services Union (ASU) will participate in awareness raising activities to promote the message because violence against women is not something that should be keep a secret. By opening this tragedy up to the light, we have a greater chance of eliminating it.

Take action: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women - 25 November 2013

PSI violence against women poster

PSI is calling on all its affiliate members, men and women, to make a pledge to end violence against women and girls, at each of their workplaces around the globe.
Violence against women is an age-old problem – it is time to end it now.

New ILO Convention on violence at the workplace needs more government support and trade union action!

20 November 2013
Workplace violence image

A new standard on violence at work was one of the items discussed at the ILO Governing Body meeting in October 2013. In the light of the ILO’s strategic objectives, violence against women and men at work is a global concern. It is a human rights issue, as well as a health, education, legal and socio-economic problem.

Work-related violence and its integration into existing surveys

20 Nov 2013

Statistical measurement of violence at the workplace has been neglected, states a new ILO report presented at the 19th International Conference of Labour Statisticians, held in Geneva, 2-11 October 2013.