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Armed with Pen and Microphone: Media as Tools of Social Development (2014)

On every continent, women are active as editors, radio broadcasters and journalists. What demands do they have? How do their actions affect social development? This study demonstrates how women and women’s organisations in Central America and southern Africa use an engaging and creative style in media as a medium for social development.

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Diligent Hands, Suffering without End: The Systematic Exploitation of Female Labour in India (2013)

Publisher: “Aktion Familienfasttag” of the Catholic women’s movement, in cooperation with Women’s Solidarity and PRO GE.

This 40-page magazine addresses the unequal distribution of paid and unpaid work within the category of “Gender,” which, in certain parts of the world like India, occurs to an extreme.

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Toolkit: Global World of Work from a Gender-Based Perspective (2011)

This brochure provides insight into data, facts and figures on the current experiences of women in the workforce in the context of crises and economic developments, as well as successful cases of the self-organisation of women in different regions of the world. It also focuses on strategic and collective unions for the demand and enforcement of labour rights.

Globale Arbeitswelten
 

Toolkit Inside: Sports – Economy – Labour rights of women (2010)

This brochure deals with major athletic events, like the Olympic Games and the Football World and European Championships, with relevant economic conditions and their impacts on the lives of women in mind. Women from South Africa, China, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico report realities of the workforce that they face due to irresponsible economic practices, and raise demands regarding these conditions. In addition to the analysis of the current situation, interviews and reports demonstrate how lived solidarity successfully contributes to the implementation of labour rights.

Sport-Ökonomie-Arbeitsrechte

Toolkit FAQ: Labour rights for women in the informal economy (2008)

This practical and informational guidebook describes the phenomenon of the informalisation of the working world in a simple and easy-to-understand way. It confronts questions that often arise in work in the realm of the “informal economy.” Due to its convenient size it is easily accessible at all times.

How is it that so many people, especially women, are employed in this informal economy without social security, sick-pay, paid holidays, or labour unions, relying entirely on their own? What alternatives are there for these women? Have there been any instances in which these women have successfully unionized? How do labour unions react to that? Who controls whether a company takes the code of conduct seriously?

Women’s Solidarity hopes that this guidebook is a welcomed tool for discussions on the subject of labour rights in the informal economy.

Informelle Wirtschaft