May-June 2010: Trade union campaign in Brazil.

May-June 2010: Trade union campaign in Brazil. Young women discuss work-family balance during activities prepared and coordinated by DIEESE and promoted by national workers confederations.

Young women discuss work-family balance during activities prepared and coordinated by DIEESE and promoted by national workers confederations.

The activities were carried out together with Força Sindical, CTB, NCST, and UNI Global-Union.

After presenting the Decisions for Life project to Brazilian Trade Union, DIEESE (Inter Union Department of Statistic and Socioeconomic Studies) is now carrying out activities to workers, in cooperation with national workers confederations. The focus of the events was discussed with trade unionist and is related to the work-family balance, the importance of sharing responsibilities equally in a marriage; the work conditions; and possibilities to change the scenarios. Prepared by DIEESE, "the activities last 8 hours". The objective is to make young workers ponder deeply about the questions.

Força Sindical - one of the six national confederations from Brazil involved in Decisions for Life Project, carried out an activity with workers on May, 8, in São Paulo, SP. About 30 young women were in the event. The activity was coordinated by DIEESE (Inter Union Department of Statistic and Socioeconomic Studies) and aimed call centre workers, secretaries and bookkeepers.

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CTB - The first workshop with participation of CTB (Brazilian Workers´ Central Union), happened on June, 10. DIEESE coordinated the event, which assembled sales workers in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul.

NCST - On June, 22, one workshop gathered about 40 people from service sector, most of them employees of hotels, in São Paulo, SP. They are connected to trade unions affiliated to NCST (New Workers' Central Union), another big Brazilian confederation, which is cooperating with DIEESE in the project. 

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With UNI Global-Union – Other workshop was accomplished on May, 29, in Caraguatatuba, São Paulo, only for call centre workers. The activity was promoted by UNI-Global Union and the call centre workers union of São Paulo and coordinated by DIEESE. Fifty women were in the meeting.

 

 

Thousands of 'Young Women' reached through the Decisions for Life campaign

IMPACT:HighMediumLowTOTAL
Africa
Angola 109 70 0 179
Mozambique 296 36 0 332
South Africa 606 1840 2554 5000
Zambia 83 21 0 104
Zimbabwe 16 637 0 653
Americas
Brazil 1199 60 5170 6429
Asia
India 94 1015 3500 4609
Indonesia 254 81 1000 1335
NIS Countries
Azerbaijan 408 360 172 940
Belarus 2314 5380 68000 75694
Kazakhstan 1186 0 640 1826
Ukraine 649 68 550 1267
TOTAL 7214 9568 81586 98368

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