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#IWD2019 #Education Voices: “The Political Participation of Women and Their Prominent Role in Brazil’s Trade Union Movement”, by Fátima da Silva.

Photo: Estela Loth

Until recently, women in Latin America had achieved unprecedented levels of political participation with the election of women presidents in several countries in the region. Dilma Rousseff (2011–2016), Cristina Kirchner (2007–2015) and Michelle Bachelet (2006–2010 and 2014–2018) all served two terms as elected presidents in Braz...

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#IWD2019 #Education Voices: “A gender perspective is an integral part of education unions' child labour projects”, by Nora Wintour

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As part of a research project on the most effective practices related to the implementation of activities against child labour by education unions commissioned by AOb and EI, I recently had the privilege to carry out field missions in Uganda, Morocco, Albania and Mali – at first glance not countries that have lots in common, you...

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#IWD2019 #Education Voices : “It All Starts With Good Teachers: Women’s Leadership in Education & in Unions”, by Johanna Jaara Åstrand

Photo: Lärarförbundet

When I first joined the union, what attracted me was not so much the suggestion that the union was there to protect me if something should happen to me in my professional life. My motivation was more that the union was a place where I could make things happen together with others. Teaching is a feminized profession, which means...

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