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How Arab women are fighting back to protect their revolutions

02 April 2013
Dr Randa Khaldri

Women trade unionists from across the Middle East and North Africa participated in a regional women’s leadership conference in Tunis on 23-24 March 2013. Union activists from Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Kuwait, Palestine, Canada, Belgium and Sweden shared experiences and brainstormed on ways to advance women’s equality in their workplaces and respective countries.

Let the spring flowers blossom: The rise of Arab trade union women leaders

26 March 2013
PSI women's leadership seminar in Tunis prior to the World Social Forum

They continue to live with the realities of ongoing wars and revolutions, discrimination and abuse, but Arab women are finding ways to organise for a better future through sisterhood and trade union solidarity across borders.

Working for the alternative: Implementing PSI's mandate in 2013 and beyond

29 May 2013

The 2012 PSI World Congress provided a framework for Public Services International's discussions and decisions. However, it is necessary to focus priorities. This document presents a detailed implementation plan for PSI's mandate in 2013 and beyond.

PSI Congress Resolutions

12 Mar 2013

Resolutions adopted at the 29th World Congress of Public Services International, held in Durban, South Africa, 27-30 November 2012. The resolutions are available in English, French, Spanish, German, Swedish, Japanese and Russian.

End violence against women now! International Women's Day 8 March 2013

Poster for International Women's Day with heading End violence against women

Public Services International joins our members across the globe in celebrating the social, political and economic change and achievements of women on 8th March. PSI promotes the work of women trade unionists and stands united with our sisters who place themselves on the frontline to deliver vital public services.

United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW57)

4 March, 2013 to 15 March, 2013

Union women from around the world are gathering in New York for the United Nations’ 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW57), starting on 4th March 2013. Focusing on the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls, the trade union delegation to UNCSW57 will call on all member states to take all necessary measures to immediately and without further delay prevent and remedy violence against women and girls.

Gender equality and equity: Flowing into the heart of Brazil’s unions

01 March 2013
PSI women’s coordination committee in Brazil - September 2012

The IMPACT/PSI project “Promoting pay equity in the public sector” ran from 2010-2012 covering all 27 of PSI’s affiliates in Brazil. Thanks to the project, sector-based national training workshops took place and participants developed action plans to take back to their unions. Enlarged PSI Women’s Committee meetings were held and a dedicated Facebook group set up. Gender equality became a prominent feature of many national conferences for PSI affiliates.


Video: End violence against women now!

28 February 2013


PSI poster for International Women's Day with slogan End Violence Against Women

Posters - International Women's Day 2013

28 Feb 2013

Download PSI's International Women's Day 2013 posters (PDF).