February 2012

Solidarity with Domestic Workers in New York City

February 27, 2012

Labour women attending the United Nations 56th Commission on the Status of Women in New York City took time out on Oscar night to participate in "Be The Help"viewing parties.

Canadian Labour Congress women meet with Françoise Boivin

February 27, 2012

Canadian labour women met Monday night with the NDP critic on the Status of Women Françoise Boivin 

Reporter: Cindi Foreman CUPW-STTP

Brochure (Francais): Les points de vue des femmes syndicalistes

February 28, 2012

L’émancipation économique des travailleuses en milieu rural grâce aux droits au travail, à l’éducation et aux investissements publics

Folleto (Espanol): Opinión de las sindicalistas

February 28, 2012

Empoderamiento de la mujer rural: a través de los derechos en el trabajo, la educación y la inversión pública


Empowering Women Politically to Eradicate Poverty

February 28, 2012

The room was filled to capacity as we gathered to hear the four women speakers talk about the following topics:

Round table discussion on human trafficking

February 28, 2012

The theme for the next UNCSW will deal with Violence Against Women. Human Trafficking is one form of violence against women. 

This round table session examined the following questions:

1. What are the issues?
2. How do we work together in the coming year to deal with it?
3. How do we prepare for the next CSW where theme is violence against women?

In memory and honour of Elena Gastaldo, friend and colleague from the ILO New York office

February 28, 2012

As the labour delegation from ITUC, EI and PSI settles in to the rythmn of the first week of UNCSW meetings, we want to take a moment to remember the invaluable assistance we received in the past years from Elena, our colleague and friend from the ILO, who passed away last summer. 

Proposed amendments to the agreed conclusions by the trade union delegation

February 28, 2012

The trade union delegation to this year’s CSW got to work very quickly on the Draft Agreed Conclusions.

So what are “Agreed Conclusions”?

The main outcome document of the UNCSW is the “Agreed Conclusions” on the priority theme – this year the empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges.

Proposed amendments - “Indigenous Women: key actors in poverty and hunger eradication”

February 28, 2012

FIFTY-SIXTH SESSION OF CSW

Presented by the Delegations of Bolivia, El Salvador, Ecuador and Mexico