Affiliates encouraged to include women in their delegation
Under the slogan of “Jobs for All, Justice for All: Unions Make a Difference,” the BWI will hold its 3rd World Congress in Bangkok, Thailand from December 4 to 5, 2013. Registration for the Congress is already open and we are reminding BWI affiliates that have not registered to do so immediately. It should be noted that one of the resolutions passed at BWI’s Founding Congress in Argentina in 2009 was to ensure a 30% minimum participation of women delegates. Thus, affiliates are encouraged to include women in their delegations for Thailand.

In addition to the Congress, the BWI will be holding a “Global Gender Thematic Forum” that is scheduled for December 1 focusing on the intrinsic link between Gender and the Congress theme. The Forum will prove an opportunity for women delegates from each of the regions to address pertinent issues impacting women in the BWI sectors with the objective of developing a BWI Global Campaign for Gender Equality and establish the bases for a BWI Global Women’s Conference in 2014.