Women activists and their organizations are the drivers of positive change worldwide—and the freedom to form unions and freely associate is key to their ability to do so, according to a landmark report released this week. “Celebrating Women in Civil Society and Activism,” prepared by Clément Voule, United Nations special rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, was released during an event featuring Voule, Netherlands Ambassador for Human Rights Bahia Tahzib-Lie and Solidarity Center Executive Director Shawna Bader-Blau. “Women around the world are building economic power by exercising freedom of association and assembly,” said Bader-Blau. “Unions and the right to collective bargaining is one way we fight back.” Find out more at the Solidarity Center.
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