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  • Addressing the human rights implications of privatization for women and girls


    14 March 2019
    This interactive side event to #CSW63, jointly organised by PSI, FEMNET and APWLD and opened by UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Philip Alston, focused with a human rights-based perspective on the privatization of public services.
  • In Algeria, women say NO to a fifth term for President Bouteflika


    12 March 2019

    This year, International Women's Day coincided with historic events in Algeria, which manifested in a series of popular demonstrations across the country against the fifth term re-election of the president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and the suppression of freedom.

  • Swaziland union demand Equal Pay and Equal Opportunities for women


    12 March 2019

    In honour of International Women’s Day on 8 March, 50 members from various public sector trade unions and supporting civil society organisations marched through the streets of Manzini. PSI Global Women’s Organising Committee chair, Irene Khumalo, was in attendance.

  • There Can Be No Gender Equality Without Quality Public Services


    11 March 2019

    In an Op-ed published around the world, Rosa Pavanelli, PSI General Secretary, writes about gender responsive quality public services and how women and girls are also the most impacted when countries offer poor basic facilities. Women´s access to social protection, gender-responsive quality public services and infrastructure is a priority of the international community and the main theme of UNCSW63, in which PSI is participating as part of the global union delegation.

  • #CSW63: Concrete strategies and policies needed to eliminate gender inequalities


    08 March 2019

    As the 63rd UN Commission on the Status of Women opens, Global Unions welcome the positive aspects of the report of the UN Secretary-general but recommend translating these into concrete strategies and policies to eliminate gender inequalities.

  • This International Women’s Day, let’s call time on gender-based violence


    07 March 2019

    Gender-based violence blights the lives of millions of women. It excludes women from the world of work and often stigmatises them within their communities. Read the ITUC statement here.

  • PSI mourns death of former Deputy General Secretary, Alan Leather


    05 March 2019

    PSI is deeply saddened by the death of former Deputy General Secretary, Alan Leather who died on 3 March 2019, after a long illness. Alan will be sorely missed. His death is a personal blow to many people around the world, the international trade union community will remember his name for years to come.