International Women’s Day 100 Years

Women-Double the Housework and Work Fulltime

Mar 22nd, 2011 | By cawinfo | Category: International Women's Day 100 Years

Speaking with my daughter recently, she said she finally understood why I get grumpy. “I’ve worked for eight hours, rode my bike to the supermarket to buy food for dinner and fell over the vacuum when I got home,” she explained in frustrated post-feminist tones. Her husband had been tidying up. “Did he clean the [...]



What the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Means for Workers Now

Mar 22nd, 2011 | By cawinfo | Category: International Women's Day 100 Years

A century ago this month, in Lower Manhattan, a young social worker named Frances Perkins was having tea at the Greenwich Village townhouse of her friend, the socialite Margaret Morgan Norrie. They were interrupted by clanging fire truck bells. Then they heard the anguished screams: “Don’t jump!” They raced out of the townhouse and ran [...]



International Women’s Day Celebration – Sri Lanka

Mar 13th, 2011 | By cawinfo | Category: Informal Economy, International Women's Day 100 Years, Labour Solidarity

One of the CAW’s member groups from Sri Lanka, the Women’s Centre, celebrated the International Women’s Day in a festive manner on 6th March 2011 in Katunayake.  A march and a rally were held under the themes “Let Us protect the rights of women workers” and “Let us rally to get a pay hike” on [...]



CAW’s Statement on IWD 100

Mar 10th, 2011 | By cawinfo | Category: Events, Formal Economy, International Women's Day 100 Years

Statement of Committee for Asian Women on 100 Years International Women’s Day 8 March 2011 Committee for Asian Women commemorates 100 years of International Women’s Day (IWD) together with more than a thousand women and men representing the women workers movements from among manufacturing, home-based, agriculture, plantation, domestic, entertainment, migrant, fisherfolk, peasants and our support [...]



Long Road Ahead for Asian Women Workers’ Struggle for Equality

Mar 7th, 2011 | By cawinfo | Category: Formal Economy, International Women's Day 100 Years, Labour Solidarity

International Women’s Day, 8th March While much achievement has been made in the past decades, women workers across Asia still struggle for more rights and equality. They need to find more ways to make their voices heard, such as engaging in politics, speakers at a seminar in Bangkok said in the run up to International [...]



CAW’s Media Release for IWD100

Mar 2nd, 2011 | By cawinfo | Category: Events, International Women's Day 100 Years

MEDIA RELEASE 2011 signifies 100 years of the struggle of women for respect, equality and recognition. International Women’s Day (IWD), celebrated on March 8, owes its commemoration to the women working in the clothing and textile factories (‘garment workers’) in the United States who in 1857 staged protests to demand better working conditions and to [...]



CAW’s Celebration of 100 Year of International Women’s Day- update

Feb 15th, 2011 | By cawinfo | Category: Events, International Women's Day 100 Years, Other Events

March 8 this year marks 100 years of International Women’s Day (IWD100). This is a global celebration of women workers’ of their strengths, struggles and successes in transforming lives, work, livelihoods, communities and societies. Women workers worldwide will come together to celebrate and honour this day in many exciting ways. Committee for Asian Women ( [...]



CAW’s Statement on the Occasion of Indonesia’s Domestic Workers Day 15 Feb

Feb 14th, 2011 | By cawinfo | Category: Domestic workers, Informal Economy, International Women's Day 100 Years

On 15 February 2011 the death of 14-year old domestic worker Sunarsih ten years ago in Indonesia will be commemorated by women workers, migrant and local domestic workers, women’s rights advocates and labour support groups all over Asia. Committee for Asian Women (CAW) joins JALA PRT, TUNAS MULIA and all domestic workers organisations in Indonesia [...]



Women Activists Seek Change in Union Structure

Feb 11th, 2011 | By cawinfo | Category: International Women's Day 100 Years

In March 2010, the Berger-Marks Foundation invited 30 women activists to New Orleans for a conversation across generations about how unions can attract young workers, especially women, and support them in key leadership roles. What organizers found was that many young women (defined as under 35 years) want to spend their adult lives supporting the [...]



The Largest Gathering of Women for Int’l Women’s Day in the History of the World!

Feb 10th, 2011 | By cawinfo | Category: International Women's Day 100 Years

A global celebration of women past, present, and future ~ and all the women around the world are invited to join this event! On March 8th, 2011, the Women’s Information Network (WIN) ~ www.theWINonline.com ~ will present fabulous LIVE celebrations in 10 cities across America which will be simultaneously live-streamed to women in 176 countries! (Click [...]