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Violence against women

Seminar on gender equality in Baku in Azerbaijan

19 November 2013
Participants to the seminar on gender quality in Baku in Azerbaijan

On 7th November 2013, Abvakabo FNV Women took part in a two-day seminar on gender equality in Baku in Azerbaijan with representatives of Azeri and Turkish unions. The seminar was organised with the support of Marina Irimie, PSI and EPSU sub-regional secretary for South East Europe. The seminar tackled issues of public sector services, government, healthcare and education and went on to discuss the terms and conditions in which women work.

PSI violence against women poster

Posters: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

18 Nov 2013

PSI calls 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. Use these posters available in eight languages

Mobilizing for action – public service workers aim for social and economic justice in Asia Pacific

18 October 2013
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More than 100 leaders of unions affiliated to the global union federation Public Services International concluded meetings in Bangkok, Thailand this week by committing to take joint action to build the power and influence of public service workers in the Asia Pacific region.


The unions identified strategies to address a number of important issues, including fighting harmful free trade agreements, stopping privatization and related corruption in public services, ending violence against women, and advancing positive solutions through tax justice, stronger trade union rights, and supporting young workers and migrant workers in public services.

Ending violence against women

15 October 2013

Violence against women exists in all countries and in all societies. It happens in private and public places, and in physical as well as virtual online spaces. Violence is often driven by a deep-seated belief that a woman is not equal to a man. PSI and our affiliates can work together and with civil society organisations to break the silence and mobilise against discrimination and violence in our workplaces and societies.

PSI Asia Pacific Regional Forum on Quality Public Services

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16 October, 2013 to 18 October, 2013

PSI’s Asia Pacific Regional Office is hosting a forum on quality public services on 16-18 October 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. The forum will highlight discussion on the priority public services issues of the region, evaluating union strengths and strategies to take the issues to a further level.

End violence against women now! International Women's Day 8 March 2013

Poster for International Women's Day with heading End violence against women

Public Services International joins our members across the globe in celebrating the social, political and economic change and achievements of women on 8th March. PSI promotes the work of women trade unionists and stands united with our sisters who place themselves on the frontline to deliver vital public services.

A union perspective : UNCSW 57 opens in New York

05 March 2013

Since 4th March, union women from around the world have been in New York for the United Nations’ 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW57). Focusing on the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls, the trade union delegation to UNCSW57 calls on all member states to take all necessary measures to immediately and without further delay prevent and remedy violence against women and girls.

United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW57)

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4 March, 2013 to 15 March, 2013

Union women from around the world are gathering in New York for the United Nations’ 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW57), starting on 4th March 2013. Focusing on the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls, the trade union delegation to UNCSW57 will call on all member states to take all necessary measures to immediately and without further delay prevent and remedy violence against women and girls.

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Video: End violence against women now!

28 February 2013

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