March 2014

Löneskillnaderna mellan kvinnor och män är fortfarande stor i de nordiska länderna

March 13, 2014
Nanna Höglund från FOA i Danmark pratar på mötet som anordnades igår av Nordiskt Forum.
Löneskillnaderna mellan kvinnor och män är fortfarande stora. De nordiska jämställdhetsministrarna var också där och pekade på alla utmaningar som finns i Norden trots att de nordiska länderna ligger högt på rankinglistan i världen. Kvinnor och män behöver jobba tillsammans.

Lawmakers Seek Global Labor Accord to End Gender-Based Violence at Work

March 13, 2014

March 13, 2014—Leading U.S. lawmakers yesterday called on the Obama Administration to support women workers around the world with a new International Labor Organization (ILO) convention to end violence against women and men in the workplace, including gender-based violence and sexual harassment.

Mentoring Young Women Into Leadership Roles

March 14, 2014

I went to an amazing presentation put on by the YWCA in Australia about how they mentor young women into leadership roles. I found the whole presentation to be excellent.

Girls can do it too - STEM education

March 16, 2014

Women in Community Colleges; Access to Success in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) –

Parallel Session - ILGA: Development Challenges for Lesbian and Bisexual women, Trans and Intersex people

March 18, 2014

The moderator and 4 panel members spoke to a number of issues:

    *a change of perspective is needed in order to change the conversation about LGBTI persons being identified only by their sexuality

Side event: Post 2015 Development Agenda and Combating the Root Causes of Trafficking in Persons

March 18, 2014

Chair: Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, Rapporteur‎ on trafficking in persons, especially women and girls

The context was set with the film 'Italy: Breaking the Slave Trade', a short documentary on the work of the Special Rapporteur.

 The 4 panelists spoke on a number of issues:

Racism? Not for us!

March 19, 2014

Speak out and take a stand against racism and xenophobia!

Official Side Event: Equal Pay For Work of Equal Value

March 21, 2014

Remarks by Barbara Byers, Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Labour Congress to this Official Side Event organized by the Government of Finland and the International Labour Organization

Parallel Event: Strategies To Increase Action On Violence Against Women

March 21, 2014

Remarks by Barbara Byers, Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Labour Congress to this Parallel Event organized by YWCA Canada and World YWCA

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, Church Centre UN, New York, NY USA