Wednesday, February 23, 2011
"Women and the Global Economic Crisis" International Women's Day
In association with SERTUC Speakers:
Frances O’Grady Deputy General
Yvette Cooper MP Shadow Home
Secretary and Shadow Minister for
Women and Equalities
Fatima Del Rosario Herrera Olea SITAG
(Agricultural Workers Union, Peru)
Margaret Browne Secretary of Women’s
Committee, Irish Congress of Trade
Unions and President of the Irish Bank
Pemba Lama Deputy General Secretary
of the General Federation of Nepalese
On the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day the TUC will be highlighting the global fight back against the
disproportionate impact that the global economic crisis has had on women all over the world.
Women are more likely than men to be in vulnerable jobs, or to be unemployed, to lack social protection, and to have limited access to and control over financial resources. Women in both developed and developing countries are facing job cuts, loss of livelihoods, increased responsibilities in all areas of their life, and even an increased risk of violence.
As we in the UK fight savage, ideologically driven cuts that are hitting the women and the poorest hardest and hollowing out public services, we also stand in solidarity with our sisters around the world in their battles for equality and social justice.
Please RSVP to Tanya Warlock on firstname.lastname@example.org t: 020 7467 1357
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