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THE 11th INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION WOMEN'S SCHOOL. “Equality Against Poverty” 24-25 Novemebr,2010, Brussels Agnieszka Ghinararu. Project: Discrimination of women in the workplace in CEE & NIS. TRAINING PROGRAM ITUC - PERC , ILO and Flemish Government . Project description.

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the 11th international trade union women s school

THE 11th INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION WOMEN'S SCHOOL

“Equality Against Poverty”

24-25 Novemebr,2010, Brussels

Agnieszka Ghinararu

project discrimination of women in the workplace in cee nis
Project: Discrimination of women in the workplace in CEE & NIS

TRAINING PROGRAM

ITUC-PERC, ILO and Flemish Government

project description
Project description
  • ITUC/PERC-ILO Project
  • Financed by the Flemish Government
  • Discrimination of women in the workplace in CEE & NIS – Training program
  • Strengthening of the CEE and NIS Women's Network operating within the ITUC/PERC, and national trade union women’s structures
  • Duration: July 2008 – June 2010
immediate objectives 1
Immediate objectives (1)
  • Exchange of best practices and developing of the regional strategy and policies to combat against discrimination and to improve gender mainstreaming in collective negotiating;
  • Developing of an educational kit on non-discrimination in the workplace and training of trainers on the basis of it;
immediate objectives 2
Immediate objectives (2)
  • Assist to the women’s groups, trade union leaders, experts and activists to understand better the problems raised by discrimination of women in the workplace and to raise awareness how to use collective negotiating and the other mechanisms and tools to improve their position.
list of main activities implemented
List of main activities implemented
  • Questionnaire on non-discrimination policies in TUs
  • Manual – trainer’s kit on discrimination at the workplace
  • 6 sub-regional seminars for trainers
  • 9th Women's School (Turin, 2008)
  • 10th Women’s School (Brussels, 2009)
  • Evaluation and report
questionnaire on non discrimination policies in tus 1
Questionnaire on non-discrimination policies in TUs (1)
  • 24 organizations replied (plus 3 - came too late to be included);
  • confederal level
  • Results has been used in the manual
  • and compared with the previous surveys on this issue
questionnaire on non discrimination policies in tus 2
Questionnaire on non-discrimination policies in TUs (2)
  • Main outcomes:
  • 19(out of 24) confederations has a documents on non-discrimination policy (mostly on general level)
  • 12 (out of 14) developed quite visible non-discrimination policies
  • There are still organisations ( ¼ of respondents) which think that TUs have nothing to do with non-discrimination policies as they have to protect all their members equally
  • main barriers within the union to fully implementing equality and diversity at work and within the union itself: leaders are men (13); TUs aren’t yet reformed enough (12); leaders don’t consider it important (7)
manual from prohibition of discrimination to promoting equality manual for trainers
Manual: “From Prohibition of Discrimination to Promoting Equality. Manual for Trainers”:
  • 1st KIT: ABC of Discrimination in the Workplace
  • 2nd KIT: Social Partners to Act for Equality
  • 3rd KIT: From Law to Action against Discrimination
  • 4th KIT: International and European Standards on Discrimination
  • 5th KIT: Stop Sexual Harassment at Work
  • Attachment 1 - Guidelines: HOW TO find out if women are discriminated in your country -
  • Attachment 2 - Basic Training Programme
manual exists in the following languages
Manual exists in the following languages:
  • Albanian
  • Bulgarian
  • Croatian
  • English (printed in 1500 copies)
  • Hungarian
  • Polish – finalized
  • Romanian – finalized (in printing - 600 copies)
  • Russian – finalized
  • Slovak
sub regional trainings
Sub-regional trainings:
  • BalticCentral Europe– April,2010 (Poland/Solidarnosc) – 16 participant
  • South Eastern Europe– September,2009 (Montenegro/SSSCG) – 20 participants
  • East Europe–February,2010(Romania/CSDR– 20 participants
  • North Europe– March,2010 (Russia/FNPR) – 19 participants
  • Central EuropeDecember,2009 (Hungary/MSZOSZ) – 18 participants
  • Caucasus & Central Asia– May,2010 (Georgia/GTUC) – 17 participants

110 trainers trained

Some organizations didn’t participate

9 th women s school turin 2008
9th Women's School , Turin 2008
  • Title: “Advancing gender equality and decent work for women”
  • Subtopics:
  • Reconciliation work, private and family life. Policies, instruments and guidelines for collective bargaining;
  • Equal pay;
  • Decent work and decent life for women
  • Harassment at work - Trade unions’ role in combating harassment in the workplace
  • Gender Equality in the ILO Decent Work Agenda: TradeUnion Perspective
  • Campaigning for the C 183 Maternity protection
  • Strengthening the role and representation of worm in TUs
  • The Annual Conference of the Women’s Network

Participants: 80 women from 26 countries

10 th women s school brussels 2009
10th Women's School , Brussels- 2009
  • Title: “Protecting dignity of women in the workplace– Decent work to confront the crisis”
  • Subtopics:
  • Women and the Economic Crisis
  • Gender equality at the heart of decent work
  • Representation of Women – annual report
  • How to increase representation/influence of women in trade unions?
  • Dignity in the Workplace – Mobbing
  • Sexual Harassment at work
  • New Forms of Discrimination in the Workplace
  • The Annual Conference of the Women’s Network

Participants: 39 women from 24 countries

additional activities to be foreseen by women s structures
Additional activities to be foreseen by women’s structures
  • National seminars based on the manual and run by trainers trained on sub-regional trainings – for example in Azerbaijan
  • Translation of the manual into national languages– for example: Bulgarian
follow up
Follow up?

What your organization or/and your women’s structure did as a follow up to the Project?

  • seminar(s)
  • translation of the manual
  • dissemination of the manual
  • information about the Project’s results
  • etc.
plans for future activities
Plans for future activities
  • What are your plans for the future activities?