Events

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NAFTA Petition Delivery Action

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 8:30am

The broad coalition that derailed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will deliver more than 100,000 petitions demanding the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) be replaced with a deal that benefits working people as witnesses arrive for hearings on NAFTA renegotiation at the International Trade Commission. This follows the unprecedented submission of more than 50,000 comments to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) docket on NAFTA talks by people from cities and towns across the United States.

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Women, Work, Mobility, Development and Economic Justice

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Women in migration convene a dialogue integrating strategies and movements.

Please join Sophorn Yang, the President of the Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions (CATU), and workers from multiple other countries for a free presentation and discussion. 

This is a United Methodist Women parallel event to the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

Building Power for Women Workers in the Changing World of Work

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Please join Sophorn Yang, the President of the Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions (CATU), and workers from multiple sectors in the United States for a free presentation and discussion in conjunction with the UN Commision on the Status of Women. 

This is an AFL-CIO sponsored parallel event to the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

This is a United Methodist Women parallel event to the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

Demonstration at Bangladesh Embassy: Free Jailed Activists

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 12:00pm

In December, workers at 20 garment factories in Bangladesh held peaceful walk-outs to call for a higher wage. The garment industry and the government of Bangladesh used the protests as an opportunity for a broad crackdown on labor. At least two dozen labor activists – many not involved in the strike – have been jailed and multiple union offices have been forcibly closed.

Women’s March on Washington

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Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 10:00am

ILRF will be attending the Women's March on Washington as part of the labor contingent, calling on the new administration to actively defend and uphold the rights of women at work. Join us and the thousands of other folks of all genders in taking to the streets on this historic day.

From the march organizers:

#16Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

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Friday, November 25, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, December 10, 2016 (All day)

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign that originated from the Rutgers Center for Women's Global Leadership in 1991. The dates - November 25, International Day Against Violence Against Women through December 10, International Human Rights Day- link violence against women and human rights and to emphasize that such violence is a violation of human rights. This 16-day period also highlights other significant dates including November 29, International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, December 1, World AIDS Day, and December 6, which marks the Anniv