UNI launches Women’s Health Campaign on International Women’s Day
On the 8th of March, UNI Equal Opportunities is celebrating International Women’s day by launching a campaign on women’s health.
Despite improvements over the last few decades in relation to healthcare, gender roles continue to place women at a disadvantage. The new campaign also seeks to raise awareness of issues that affect women’s health such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, maternal and reproductive health illnesses.
Head of UNI Equal Opportunities Veronica Fernandez Mendes said, “Health is a universal human right. Irrespective of religion, age or where we live, we all have a right to basic information and healthcare services in order to care for our quality of life.”
“Healthier women and girls make for stronger societies!”
The aims of the Women’s health campaign are:
- To encourage and help affiliates develop integrated workplace health programmes that include HIV-related services and primary health care
- To promote and foster the participation of women in the development of health programmes
- To encourage the participation of women in collective bargaining so that agreements include measures to protect women’s health
- To contribute to the empowerment of women through the promotion of women’s education
- To pressure international bodies to address women’s health issues
UNI Equal Opportunities is fighting to break through the divisive barriers created by inequality and seeks to improve the working and living conditions of all workers.
Please join us this International Women’s Day on social media by sharing your stories and campaigns using #IWD2016 @uni_women @uniglobalunion