Gender and Equalities

GLI Manchester is committed to the fight for equality – in the workplace, in society and in the union. GLI develop research and education tools to address gender inequality, ensure that the voices and concerns of women are better represented and support the development of women’s programmes within the trade union movement.

2020 –

Training Toolkit on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work and ILO Convention 190

GLI Manchester has developed a new training of trainers toolkit on the new ILO Convention 190 and gender-based violence as a resource for the international trade union movement.

Commissioned by all the Global Union Federations IUF, PSI, ITF, EI, IFJ, IndustriALL, IDWF, UNI Global Union, and BWI) and the ITUC, and funded by FNV (Netherlands), the material is intended for use by educators and shop steward to develop trainings for trade union members, leaders, representatives or staff on gender equality; violence and harassment, including GBV; C190, how to use the convention in the day-to-day work of trade unions, including collective bargaining and developing ratification campaigns for C190.

On June 25th 2021, when ILO Convention 190 on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work came into force, global unions held a launch event for the toolkit and to celebrate this progressive and groundbreaking Convention. You can watch the recording of the launch here.

The Train the Trainers Toolkit on the ILO Violence and Harassment Convention (No. 190) and Recommendation (No. 206) includes a facilitator guide and an activity workbook and is currently available in English, French and Spanish.

Click here to read the facilitator guide in English, French and Spanish.

Click here to read the activity workbook in English, French and Spanish.


IUF Gender Equality Guide

In 2007, the International Union of Foodworkers (IUF) published a gender equality guide ‘All for One = One for All’. GLI Manchester is currently working on producing a new updated version of this guide for the IUF. It will draw from the 2007 guide but will be updated including new issues, facts and case studies of union success. This new version is a guide to build solidarity for gender equality. It focuses on equality issues facing women in the workplace, the union and at home, and encourage women’s greater representation in unions, at all levels. This guide is intended to foster equality by promoting solidarity, building union strength, and tackling the inequality issues that women face. Shaped by the experiences of IUF affiliated unions, this guide is supported by the stories of women from all over the world who have experienced inequality and have organised in response. It highlights the amazing work of union activists – including the support of male unionists – and their achievements in the fight for equality.
The guide is due to be published in English, French and Spanish in 2021.

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