Women union activists and their allies in Morocco and Tunisia held International Women’s Day events in recent days that highlighted the need for a global standard to address gender-based (GBV) violence at work. “Violence is escalating dramatically. Without an international agreement and deterrent laws that protect women at home, in society and in workplaces, we cannot move forward,” says Saida Ouaid, a member of the Executive Office of the Democratic Confederation of Labor in Morocco. The Solidarity Center is part of an International Trade Union Confederation campaign for passage of a strong International Labor Organization convention. Find out more at the Solidarity Center.
photo: Hayat Khomssi, a farm worker in Morocco, says after Solidarity Center gender equality workshops, workers negotiated a union contract that gives women access to higher-skilled jobs and leadership position