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Women's Seminar for Africa & Arab countries

22 September, 2015
14.00 - 18.00
Gabarone, Botswana
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The Africa & Arab countries Women's Seminar will be held in Gaborone, Botswana on 22 September 2015. This meeting will be held prior to the 12th Regional Conference for Africa & Arab countries (AFRECON).

14:00-14:30  Opening Session

  • Welcome by Ritta Thandeka Msibi, PSI Vice-President, DENOSA, South Africa
  • Welcome by Naomi Dedei Otoo, Chair of PSI Africa Women’s Committee, Public Utility Workers’ Union of TUC, Ghana
  • Welcome byAlice Motshegwe, Vice-President of Botswana Land Board & Local
  • Authorities & Health Workers Union, on behalf PSI Botswana affiliates
  • Adoption of agenda
  • Moderated by Veronica Montúfar, PSI Equality Officer

14:30-15:45   Precarious Work

  • Presentation of the PSI Report on Precarious Work, by Moradeke Abiodun-Badru,
  • Nigerian National Union of Midwives and Nurses, Nigeria
  • Women in precarious employment in the MENA region, by Nassira Ghozlane, PSI EB member, Syndicat National Autonome des Personnels de l’Administration Publique, Algeria
  • Young workers demand decent work, by Fatou Diouf, PSI EB Young Workers representative, Syndicat Autonome des Travailleurs de la Sénégalaise des Eaux, Senegal
  • Discussion moderated by Sandra Vermuyten, PSI Head of Campaigns

16:00-17:15   Ending violence against women

  • Ending the worst forms of violence against women, by Naomi Dedei Otoo, Chair of PSI Africa Women’s Committee, Public Utility Workers’ Union of TUC, Ghana Addressing workplace violence against women – a trade union strategy, by
  • Milimo Kapombe, University of Zambia and Allied Workers Union, Zambia
  • Discussion moderated by Charlotte Kalanbani, PSI Sub-regional Secretary for French Speaking Africa

17:15-17:45   Gender equality and global policies – From Global to Local

  • Making women’s and trade union voices heard – United Nations Commission on the Status of Women: The way forward, by Marie Mbayabu Nianga, Solidarité
  • Syndicale Infirmiers du Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Gender Equality, the Post 2015 Development Agenda and Financing for Development – the role of Trade unions in Africa, by Everline Aketch, PSI WOC Substitute member East and West Africa, National Union of Educational Institutions, Uganda

17:45-18:00   Closing remarks and adoption of the Conclusions of the Women’s Seminar

Download a PDF of the agenda in English - Français - Arabic (عربي ) - Português

Download a PDF or JPG of the poster "We won't wait another 20 years!"


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