Women’s Frequently Asked Labour Rights Questions - September 2015

Inventory of frequently asked questions regarding women’s labour rights in the project countries and the extent to which they make use of it.

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ABSTRACT

From 2012 to 2016, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the WageIndicator Foundation and the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) are running the Labour Rights for Women project with national trade union confederations and WageIndicator teams in twelve developing countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia.

This is the report containing inventory of frequently asked questions regarding women’s labour rights in Egypt, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mozambique, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.

Labour Rights for Women is one of the female leadership (FLOW) projects of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and aims to empower women workers by raising awareness of labour rights, empowering women to improve their own work situation and improve legislation. In this context, the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies publishes five overview reports covering the ratification of relevant ILO conventions by the countries in the project, national legislation important to women workers, legislative lacunae in the respective countries, gender clauses in collective bargaining agreements and an inventory of the questions that women workers bring up themselves. This is the fifth of those reports.

In this report, we present an overview of the information provided to workers in the project countries and the extent to which they make use of it.