Lebanon: Domestic Workers Need the Protection of a Union

To commemorate International Domestic Workers’ Day on June 16th, AWID spoke to Sawsan Abdulrahim, professor of health science at the American University of Beirut, to learn about the issues and challenges in unionizing domestic workers in Lebanon.

Textile Workers' Rights Should Not Be Negotiable

On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza, a building housing garment factories, collapsed in Dhaka, killing 1,138 people, mostly women textile workers. Two years later, feminists around the world are organizing "24 Hours of Feminist Solidarity" in memory of the victims of this disaster. 

Building Strategic Alliances For Women Workers’ Rights Post 2015: The Role Of Macroeconomic Policy

FRIDAY FILE – In this week’s Friday File Savi Bisnath, PhD Associate Director at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL), discusses the importance of macroeconomic policy and building strategic alliances for women workers to advance their rights post 2015. As presented at an event[i] at the recent Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58).

Four Decades of Campaigning for the Safety and Rights of Sex Workers

Since 1975, the English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP) has worked nationally and internationally for the decriminalisation of sex work and towards safer working conditions for sex workers.