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Violence against women

ILO Standard on Gender Based Violence

The November 2014 session of the ILO Governing Body will again discuss a proposal to include a standard setting item on “violence against women and men in the world of work” on the agenda of a future International Labour Conference. This item was last discussed at the March 2014 Governing Body and whilst there was strong support from some governments, the proposal was not supported by the employers. The Worker’s Group has consistently supported the proposal as a first priority.

Struggle to eliminate violence against women in the workplace

9 October, 2014 to 10 October, 2014

On 9-10 October, Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile, and over 100 PSI women, came together in Santiago de Chile to discuss the eradication of violence against women in the workplace and in public employment.

PSI World Women’s Committee WOC-2014

23 June, 2014

Please note that the documents for these meetings are available to members of the World Women's Committee only. To view them you will need to login with the username and password provided by PSI.



PSI Inter-American Regional Women’s Committee and Regional Executive Committee (IAMREC)

26 March, 2014 to 28 March, 2014

Please note that the documents for this meeting are available to members of the IAMREC only. To view and download them you will need to login with the username and password provided by PSI.

Trinidad & Tobago: Inspiring change through artistic expression

20 March 2014

The National Union of Government and Federated Workers (NUGFW TT) launched Arts in Action®, a national project aimed at providing a means for children to express their perceptions of violence against women and girls and gender-based violence. The project/campaign seeks to inspire change and break the cycle.

PSI's Caribbean Women's Committee puts on its gender lens to review activities

20 March 2014

Twenty-four women trade union leaders and activists (5 of them under the age of 35) participated in the 2014 Caribbean SUBWOC held in Dominica on March 7. They represented 17 of the sub-region’s 24 affiliates.

58th UN Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW)

10 March, 2014 to 21 March, 2014

Priority theme:
Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls.

Review theme:
Access and participation of women and girls to education, training, science and technology, including for the promotion of women’s equal access to full employment and decent work (agreed conclusions from the fifty-fifth session).

International Women's Day

8 March, 2014

North America

07 January 2014

The Washington Office

Contact: Mark Langevin - Subregional Secretary

Address: 1200 18th Street NW #700 - Washington, D.C. 20036 - USA

Telephone: 202-744-0072

Email: mark.langevin@world-psi.org

Mauritius: Workshop on the elimination of gender-based violence

28 November 2013
Participants to the workshop

More than 100 shop stewards, members of PSI affiliate in Mauritius, the Government Services Employee Association – GSEA, attended a capacity-building workshop focusing on the elimination of gender-based violence. The workshop was organised by the GSEA on Wednesday 27 November at its workers Education centre, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family welfare.