Sweden joins ILO efforts on women’s employment in Turkey

The ILO and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) have signed a project cooperation agreement amounting to US$ 3.5 million to support women’s empowerment in Turkey, which is expected to contribute substantially to the goal of advancing gender equality in employment and providing decent employment opportunities for women. The agreement was signed on 1 March 2013 by Ümit Efendioğlu, Director of the ILO Office for Turkey, and Mikael Elofsson, SIDA’s Head of Division … [Read more...]

Women in EU public sector face higher risk of losing jobs

  GENEVA (ILO News) - Women working in the public sector in countries of the European Union (EU) have been particularly hard-hit by recent cutbacks in jobs, wages and benefits, according to a joint ILO European Commission study titled “Public Sector Adjustment in Europe”. In a chapter on gender, the study (made public on 28 June 2012) warns that these cuts will damage progress made towards gender equality. Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead, a Senior advisor to the Conditions of Work and … [Read more...]

WOMEN in RECOVERY – Women Workaholics & Ergomaniacs, take heed!

    The 'Dream Office' of every Ergomaniac!        A 'workaholic' or 'ergomaniac' is a person who is addicted to work. The term generally implies that the person enjoys their work; it can also imply that they simply feel compelled to do it. There is no generally accepted medical definition of such a condition, although some forms of stress, obsessive-compulsive personality disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder can be work-related. Despite logging in an extraordinary amount of … [Read more...]

Clara Zetkin – WOMAN of ACTION

A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate this Life through our Tribute one of history's female powerhouses; an activist, a leader ahead of her times, a peacekeeper and advocate for women's rights. WOMAN of ACTION™ Clara Zetkin It is only when women start to organize in large numbers that we become a political force, and begin to move towards the possibility of a truly democratic society in which every human being can be brave, responsible, thinking and diligent in the … [Read more...]

INSPIRATIONAL WINDOW – Who are the Power of Women Taking Action?

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Jamaica Household Workers’ Assoc. – Advocate for the Rights of Women

Paving the Path for Jamaican Women Domestic Workers A former domestic worker for more than 20 years, founding member and President of Jamaica Household Workers’ Association (JHWA) Shirley Pryce has taken great strides to advocate for the rights of women domestic workers. Through JHWA she has supported essential services, such as seminars that educate domestic workers and employers on their rights and responsibilities, and has partnered with the Government of Jamaica’s Human … [Read more...]

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