Policy for domestic workers, ”a matter of urgency” says ILO

Domestic workers in India have more than doubled in number since 2005. Talking to BBC World News, ILO's, Tine Staermose stressed the importance of policies aimed at protecting a very vulnerable section of the society. India's domestic workers are considered to ''uphold the economy'', with a rising population of over 10 million. Making decent work a reality for domestic workers worldwide: Domestic workers comprise a significant part of the global workforce in informal employment … [Read more...]

PMO: Canada-Kuwait Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement

PM announces signing of new investment agreement with Kuwait Government delivers on commitment to create the right conditions for Canadian businesses to compete globally   Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, right, make their way to a signing ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld) September 26, 2011 Ottawa, … [Read more...]

Avaaz – Huge Wins on Bahrain F1, War on Drugs, and more!!

Dear amazing Avaazers, Just days ago, two things were different – questioning the global “war on drugs” was a huge taboo in government circles, and Formula 1 was set to hold their Grand Prix in Bahrain despite a brutal government crackdown on peaceful democracy protesters. Then our community got involved. Within 72 hours, more than 1 million of us joined these two campaigns, and we won! Formula 1 has, under intense pressure, reversed its decision to race in Bahrain and the UN … [Read more...]

Women Taking Action at Frontline in Mideast Protests!

    Women Taking Action!         Women Step to Frontline in Mideast Protests     Women's political gains will be a litmus test for fledgling governments in Egypt, Tunisia, and Bahrain, says Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock without wi-fi for the past month, you know the world has witnessed waves of political change in the Middle East. On February 11, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak relinquished control of the country to the military, and stepped … [Read more...]

Teachers' Strike in Bahrain

  Teacher's Strike in Bahrain     This morning on CityPulse, I saw that there was a teachers' strike in Bahrain. There was a shot of Arab women sitting in an empty classroom. I watched videos and learned that today the Teacher’s Union in Bahrain called for a general one day strike. Many women were crowded into the classrooms of Duraz Primary Girls' School, voicing their thoughts. Dressed in black, some with their faces covered, they looked sombre. Their angry faces and gestures reflected … [Read more...]

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