International Solidarity opens the door for the day of tomorrow. Together we are strong!

SOLIDARITY

By Lizaveta MERLIAK

November, 25 is the World Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Every year from November 25 to December 10 it is “16 Days of Activism against Violence against Women” held in the world.

Chairwoman of BKDP womens' network Iryna Zyl

Chairwoman of BKDP womens' network Iryna Zyl

In this regard, the Women network of the Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions and its affiliates from Salihorsk, Polotsk, Novopolotsk, Brest, Grodno, Bobruisk together with their sisters of Network Women FNV from the Netherlands; the Turkish trade union confederation DISK, its women’s network of Genel Is; OFSAF, the Women’s Network of the union FNSA from Morocco; CODEMUH, a women workers collective organizing women workers in the garment sector in Honduras; CEADEL, an organization organizing women workers in the garment sector in Guatemala, and RMS, an organization organizing women workers in the garment sector and domestic workers in Mexico today and the next 16 days will hold solidarity actions, meetings of women’s networks and other events, conferences, promotions in the workplace, so that together again to declare that:

  • Violence against women and girls can and should be eradicated!
  • Violence against women is a violation of human rights.
  • Violence against women is a consequence of discrimination against women in law and in practice, as well as a consequence of the continuing inequalities between men and women.
  • Violence against women affects the progress and makes it difficult in many areas, including poverty eradication, combating HIV / AIDS, and strengthening peace and security.
  • Violence against women remains a global pandemic

 

attribute of the solidarity campaign

attribute of the solidarity campaign

The idea for this attribute came from the solidarity action taken by the Independent trade union of miners at JSC Belaruskali, when the activists were greeting the negotiation team for the Collective Agreement Bargaining in March, 2015.

 

Independent trade union of miners' Women's Council at Belaruskali

Independent trade union of miners' Women's Council at Belaruskali

Belarusian Independent trade union at Naftan, Novopolock Womens' network

Belarusian Independent trade union at Naftan, Novopolock Womens' network

Youth Council representatives of Belarusian Congress of Democratic trade unions

Youth Council representatives of Belarusian Congress of Democratic trade unions

Conference at the chemical plant Belaruskali 1st mine

Conference at the chemical plant of Belaruskali 1st mine

Activists of Radion-Electronic Workers' union, REP

Activists of Radio-Electronic Workers' union, REP Belarus

 

The slogan for this network solidarity campaign is: “International Solidarity opens the door for the day of tomorrow. Together we are strong!”

The solidarity campaign was agreed on during an international women workers exchange in the Netherlands earlier this November.

International womens' network meeting in Amsterdam

International womens' union network meeting in Amsterdam

Here are some pictures from the affiliates of this network from Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Morocco, the Netherlands and Turkey of today’s actions:

CEADEL, an organisation organizing women workers in the garment sector in Guatemala

CEADEL, an organisation organizing women workers in the garment sector in Guatemala

RMS, an organistion organizing women workers in the garment sector and domestic workers in Mexico

RMS, an organistion organizing women workers in the garment sector and domestic workers in Mexico

 

 

Mexican sisters

Mexican sisters

OFSAF, the Women’s Network of the union FNSA Morocco

OFSAF, the Women’s Network of the union FNSA Morocco

 

 

From FNV SCIP today "International Solidarity opens the door for the day of tomorrow. Together we are strong! "

From FNV SCIP today "International Solidarity opens the door for the day of tomorrow. Together we are strong! "

 

From Istanbul KESK, DISK, Eğitim Sen, TEI & FNV Network Pink today: "International Solidarity opens the door for the day of tomorrow. Together we are strong! "

From Istanbul KESK, DISK, Eğitim Sen, TEI & FNV Network Pink today: "International Solidarity opens the door for the day of tomorrow. Together we are strong! "

The Women’s network of DISK/Genel Is, Turkey

The Women’s network of DISK/Genel Is, Turkey

 

The Women’s network of DISK/Genel Is, Turkey

The Women’s network of DISK/Genel Is, Turkey