IndustriALL is launching its full report on gender-based violence and harassment in the mining, garment and electronics sectors:
The report presents recommendations for IndustriALL and its affiliates, highlighting the commitment of male trade unionists and leaders as essential for unions to succeed in this struggle.
The hundred or so women trade unionist and IndustriALL leaders interviewed for the research provide an insight into IndustriALL’s affiliates actions and negotiations to end GBVH. Power inequalities, discrimination, victim-blaming and a culture of impunity exist in all three sectors and are among the root causes of gender-based violence and harassment.
Women are calling for male trade unionists to engage. Training and awareness-raising focusing on changing behaviour among men in the union movement is needed.
ITUC condemns killing of journalist:
The ITUC has condemned the killing of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh and the wounding of producer Ali al-Samudi in Jenin, in occupied Palestine, on 11 May.
The International Federation of Journalists has added the killing to the case it has before the International Criminal Court that details the targeting of Palestinian journalists.
The shootings took place against the backdrop of an upsurge in violence in recent weeks, with dozens of Palestinians, including eight children, and 18 Israelis killed since 22 March.