Sunday, March 8, 2015

ILO:::Achieving pay equality for women may take 70 years

It will take at least 70 more years to achieve pay equity between women and men, the ILO said on Sunday noting that women earn on average 77 per cent of what men earn.
On the occasion of International Women's day, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) said a gender pay gap persists, both for women with and without children. In general, women earn on average 77 per cent of what men earn, with the absolute gap widening for higher-earning women.

MALAYSIA:::No proper regulations to protect domestic workers, says MTUC

The Malaysian government needs to come up with laws and regulations to protect the basic rights of domestic workers, says Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC).
Its former vice-president, Mohd Jafar Abdul Majid, told The Rakyat Post that the lack of such laws was the reason many of them had been subjected to different forms of abuse in the course of their occupation.
“We have been fighting for these workers’ rights for a while now and yet nothing has been done.

INDONESIA:::100 Perempuan akan Ikuti Rally Mogok Makan

Jakarta: Dalam rangka memperingati Hari Perempuan Internasional pada 8 Maret mendatang, lebih dari 100 perempuan di Indonesia akan melakukan rally mogok makan. Aksi ini merupakan bentuk keprihatinan terhadap nasib pekerja rumah tangga di Indonesia.

Menurut para aktivis perempuan, situasi kerja tidak layak untuk para asisten rumah tangga merupakan perbudakan modern. Para aktivis perempuan juga menyayangkan sikap Menteri Tenaga Kerja Hanif Dhakiri yang menolak membahas Rancangan Undang-Undang PRT dan Ratifikasi Konvensi ILO 189. 

ILO:::"The future of work must also deal with the future of women at work"

Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, 8 March 2015
Two decades ago the 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing adopted a visionary and far-reaching Declaration and Platform for Action on gender equality and women’s empowerment. What progress there has been since then must be tempered by the reality that it is far less than what we had hoped to see by now.

In the areas of national gender equality policies, and legislation against discrimination based on sex, much has been accomplished. Nevertheless, progress on the ground remains elusive.

Unite and organize for Women's Day on 8 March!

We are commemorating this 8 March, International Women’s Day, against the backdrop of violence that is affecting more and more women worldwide; women victims of armed conflict and religious intolerance - conflicts that have nothing to do with religion, where yet again women are used as tools of war.