Pass Affirmative Action Bill to engender more women empowerment – TUC

The global theme for this year's celebration, “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World"

The Trades Union Congress (Ghana), TUC, has congratulated all working women across the world, especially for their immense contributions towards helping to build a more equitable and just society.

In a statement, the TUC said International Women’s Day is in recognition of the role women are playing in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

It noted that everywhere in the world, women are at the frontline of the COVID – 19 crises and some of the countries winning the fight against the pandemic are headed by women.

It called on government and the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to work with the TUC and other key stakeholders to ensure the passage of the Affirmative Action Bill.

Additionally, the TUC called on government to ratify the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 190 on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work.

The TUC gave assurance that it will continue to work with government and private sector employers to explore ways of mitigating the social and economic impacts of the pandemic.

It urged workers to observe all COVID-19 protocols and continue to work together towards a society with equal opportunities for men and women.

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