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World Day for Decent Work - October 7th - Decent work, decent life

In solidarity with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the GCAP Feminist Task Force joins the ITUC and labour organisations and partners around the world participating in the World Day for Decent Work, celebrated today, 7th of October:

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helena

GCAP activism on women and the financial crisis keeps going

Starting on International Women's Day, GCAP kicked off its mobilisation for the year 2009. The initial focus is on the financial crisis: solutions to the crisis should put people first.

Say NO to Violence against Women! -- Sign on to Say NO to Violence against Women

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, “Women and Men United to End Violence against Women and Girls” calls each of us to do his or her part to end violence against women. Violence against women and girls is a problem of pandemic proportions. The United Nations estimates that at least one out of every three women around the world will experience some form of abuse in her lifetime, often with the abuser someone who is known to her.

GCAP Mobilises on Women's Day

Marches, hair cuts and new beginnings kick off the 20 days of mobilisation between International Women's Day and the Global Week of Action starting 28th March in advance of the G20 meeting in London on 2nd April.

Today, March 8, we celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) with pride and activism!

Today we launch our global e-campaign, “20 Days to G20,” highlighting the connections between the feminization of poverty and the global financial and economic crisis. The effects of this crisis impact women more severely due to the large numbers of women in the informal sector, as well as increased family and community tensions which lead to violence against women, cuts in public sector services such as health care and education, decreased remittances, increased migration, among other factors.

Preparing for an active International Women's Day!

GCAP National Coalitions are preparing their activities for the first GCAP mobilisation of the year on Sunday March 8th: International Women's Day 2009.