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Politics as Unusual … UN, EU, Guatemala Parliament – women bring new issues to the table

Bringing new issues to the political table is a lot of work

Bringing new issues to the political table is a lot of work. Three stories about progress made: (1) On June 21, 2019, the UN’s International Labour Organization passed a Convention Against Violence in the World of Work; (2) The very first legislation under the European Pillar of Social Rights: on June 13 2019, a Work-Life Balance Directive was adopted by the EU Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council; (3) LGBTI issues discussed for the first time in the Guatemalan Parliament.

Host(s): Mindy Ran
Featured Speakers/Guests: Chidi King, Director of Equality at the International Trade Union Confederation; Montserrat Mir, Elected Confederal Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation, in charge of Gender Policies; Sandra Moran, Guatemalan Feminist activist, campaigner for Indigenous Womens rights and the first out Lesbian (or gay) elected to the Guatemalan Parliament.

Credits: Interviews by Mindy Ran and Frieda Werden; hosting and production by Mindy Ran. Editing of the Sandra Moran segment by This Way Out’s Greg Gordon.

WINGS: Women’s International News Gathering service produces weekly radio programs by and about women around the world. Their slogan is “Raising Women’s Voices through Radio Worldwide – since 1986.”   Website   Contact   

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