"From Global Crisis to Global Justice: Women transport workers fighting back"

ITF women rally against violence

ITF women's conference participants in Delhi

ITF women's conference participants in Delhi

Wadha Daabis

 

Sheela Naikwade, Maharashtra State Transport Kamgar Sanghatna

Rally Protesting Violence Against Women at New Delhi 2014

Rally Protesting Violence Against Women at New Delhi 2014

Alma Teresa, Alianza de Tranviarios de Mexico

Welcoming the launch of the new ITF action on violence guide

Welcoming the launch of the new ITF action on violence guide

Conference Updates

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Violence against women must end

Ending violence against women is everyone’s responsibility. We envision a safe and just world where women and girls are in control of their lives and live free from violence. Violence against women must end, because: • It violates women’s and girls’ right to a life in safety. • It causes physical and psychological harm that reduces women’s and girls’ ability to lead a normal life, obtain the education they need, earn a living, develop their own future and participate in public life. Most survivors of violence against women do not get support in their efforts to overcome the consequences of violence. Dedicated psychosocial, health and legal services tend to be few and far between. Social norms often “blame the victim”, i.e. they hold survivors responsible for their ordeal. As a result, many survivors find themselves socially marginalized and debilitated by crippling health conditions such as chronic pain, severe injuries, or depression. We should be support a wide spectrum of efforts to end violence against women, including: • Advocacy for better laws and better enforcement of laws and policies, so that women’s rights are enshrined in national legislation and women can safely take legal action. We should supports women’s organizations and networks, as well as other organizations that support women’s rights, to undertake such advocacy. • Services to support survivors of violence against women in ways that enable them to take their lives in their own hands and provides capacity building and networking opportunities. • Campaigns for change in social norms and behavior condoning violence against women (for example the norm that husbands and fathers must “discipline” their wives and daughters). Sensitization meetings, peer education by community volunteers, , and other mass communication are commonly used in such campaigns. • Girls’ empowerment through dedicated projects and as part of education programs that strengthen girls’ capacity to protect themselves and claim their rights. • Engaging men and boys so that they contribute to ending violence against women. Many men and boys are perpetrators of violence against women, but that does not mean that all men are violent. Arguably, most men and boys would prefer to live without violence, and can play an important role to change social norms. They are important allies for us . Therefore, we and its partners encourage men and boys: • To develop non-violent ways to be “real men” and to respect women as equals • To support women survivors of violence against women • Invite men and boys to participate in the struggle to end violence against women, as equals and allies to women’s organizations • Preventing violence against women makes sure women participate in planning and implementing humanitarian interventions. • Promoting women’s leadership for change towards greater equality between women and men (“women’s transformative leadership”), to ensure women obtain equal access to resources and opportunities

 

Apinya Tajit Thailand

28 January 2014
Participant Reporter
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A focus on conference themes

Alison McGarry, Coordinadora del departamento de las Mujeres Trabajadoras del Transporte de la ITF, presenta el documento base de la conferencia.  

'De la crisis mundial a la justicia mundial: La respuesta de las mujeres trabajadoras del transporte' constituye la propuesta de los sindicatos de la ITF sobre la estrategia para desarrollar la labor de género durante los próximos cuatro años. El segundo día de la Conferencia, las mujeres de la ITF debatirán e identificarán las prioridades en las que nos centraremos durante los próximos cuatro años.

Léa el documento base de la conferencia y recuerde visitar de nuevo este sitio web mañana para ver las útlimas noticias desde la sala de la conferencia.

27 January 2014
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Conociendo mejor a las Mujeres trabajadoras del transporte de la ITF

¡Completen el cuestionario sobre las mujeres trabajadoras del transporte! Sus respuestas ayudarán al Comité de las Mujeres de la ITF a encauzar los esfuerzos de la ITF por proporcionar a los sindicatos afiliados el mejor apoyo posible para organizar a más mujeres en sindicatos y en roles más activos. Para completar el cuestionario haga clic aquí >>

27 January 2014
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Una canción para dar la bienvenida a las delegadas

No se pierda a los sindicatos anfitriones en acción, inaugurando la conferencia con una canción en hindi…

27 January 2014