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    Just one day at the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) showed me that this year’s theme, ‘Women’s Economic Empowerment in the changing world of work’, may finally bring some well-deserved attention to the feminization of migration and the plight of women in domestic work. But – will this attention […]

    March 14, 2017
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    On June 16, International Domestic Worker’s Day, Hivos is focussing attention on the range of abuses domestic workers from Southeast Asia face in the Gulf Region every day: non-payment of salaries, forced confinement, food deprivation, excessive workloads, and instances of severe psychological, physical, and sexual abuse. Especially now in the month of Ramadan, their working […]

    June 16, 2016
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    Through the Voice program we fund civil society groups that breathe and live NOW-Us! (NOthing about us, Without Us) in our collective journey to an inclusive world. Let us first take you to Indonesia where we support the Ardhanary Institute to improve the lives of lesbian sex workers.

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    The Zimbabwean government should immediately put an occupational safety, health and environment (OSHE) legislation in place throuh a statutory instrument (SI), to address long-standing health issues affecting farmworkers, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    May 9, 2020
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    The Zimbabwean government should through a statutory instrument (SI) immediately put in place occupational safety, health and environment (OSHE) legislation to address long-standing health issues affecting farmworkers especially in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

    April 30, 2020
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    By Faith Muiruri Rwanda’s informal sector workers can now breathe easy following an amendment to the labour law that guarantees them a minimum wage. According to the Secretary General of Rwanda Workers Trade Union Federation, Biraboneye Africain, the new law will help harmonise salaries in the informal sector. Speaking during this year’s women@work campaign partners […]

    April 29, 2019
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    In 2016, Kenya’s earnings from cut flowers rose 18 per cent to Sh53.3 billion from Sh45.1 billion in the previous year. While the sector has seen strides in the provision of safe and healthy working conditions, adherence of companies in payment of minimum wage and complicacy of certification regulations, much more is yet to be achieved in terms of social responsibility for the workers.

    February 14, 2017
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    Approximately, 250 million roses will be produced for Valentine’s Day globally. Kenya is the lead exporter of rose cut flowers to the European Union with a market share of 38 per cent as of 2015.  In 2016, Kenya’s earnings from cut flowers rose 18 per cent to Sh53.3 billion from Sh45.1 billion in the previous […]

    February 14, 2017
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    By Imungu Kalevera, Program Associate, Women@Work Campaign Marking its 29th year of observance and action, the Global 16 Days campaign is the longest running campaign against sexual and gender-based violence against women. Happily, in June 2019, the International Labour Organization (ILO) adopted the Violence and Harassment Convention C190. This marked the culmination of years of campaigning by the Center for Women’s Global […]

    November 25, 2020
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    biggest threat for women in Lebanon May 27, 2020 In Lebanon, COVID-19 is just the tip of the iceberg. The country is already sinking under the weight of its worst financial crisis in decades, and revolting against corruption in public institutions and human rights violations across the board. The political, economic, and […]

    May 27, 2020
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    Up to 25 million jobs could be lost worldwide at the heart of the COVID-19 crisis is a latest profound statistic from the ILO in these unprecedented times.

    March 27, 2020