Regional women committees will put stronger message forward to congress
After the thematic forum, the women split into regional women committees, Europe, Africa and Middle East, Asia and the Pacific as well as Latin America and the Caribbean. Women delegates shared experiences and best practice examples from their region, highlighted key issues for women and reached an agreement on the persons to introduce the resolutions at congress.
For Europe, Mercedes Landolfi stressed: “It is important to say something stronger and different than what was said four years ago and to show solidarity with our women colleagues from other regions of the world.”
Key issues for women include among others precarious work, young women employment, training of women, equal pay for equal work. One of the Ukraine delegates stressed: ”Collective bargaining agreements are vital to influence politics and governments on the gender issue.”