Armed with Pen and Microphone: Media as Tools of Social Development (2014)

On every continent, women are active as editors, radio broadcasters and journalists. What unique demands do they have? How does their work affect social development? This study demonstrates how women and women’s organisations in Central America and southern Africa use engaging and creative media as a means for social development.


Diligent Hands, Suffering without End: The Systematic Exploitation of Female Labour in India (2013)

Publisher: “Aktion Familienfasttag” of the Catholic women’s movement, in cooperation with Women’s Solidarity and PRO GE.

This 40-page report addresses the unequal distribution of paid and unpaid work in relation to gender, which, in certain parts of the world like India, occurs to an extreme.


Toolkit: Global World of Work from a Gender-Based Perspective (2011)

This brochure provides data and insight into facts and figures on the the experiences of women in the modern workforce in the context of crises and economic developments, as well as examples of the successful self-organisation of women in different regions of the world. It also highlights strategic and collective unions for demanding and enforcing labour rights.

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Toolkit Inside: Sports – Economy – Women’s Labour Rights (2010)

This brochure deals with major athletic events, such as the Olympic Games and the Football World and European Championships, in relation to economic developments and their impacts on women’s lives. Women from South Africa, China, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico report the workforce realities  they must face following irresponsible economic practices, and how they bring their own demands to the table. In addition to data analysis of the current situation, personal interviews demonstrate how lived solidarity successfully contributes to the implementation of labour rights.


Toolkit FAQ: Labour rights for women in the informal economy (2008)

This practical and informational guidebook describes the phenomenon of the informalisation of the working world in a simple and easy-to-understand way. Easily accessible and convenient, this guidebook confronts questions that often arise in regard to work in the “informal economy,” such as:

How is it that so many people, especially women, are employed in this informal economy without social security, sick-pay, paid holidays, or labour unions, relying entirely on themselves? What alternatives are there for these women? Have there been any instances in which these women have successfully unionized? How do labour unions react to that? Who controls whether a company takes the code of conduct seriously?

Women’s Solidarity hopes that this guidebook may be a useful tool for discussions on the subject of labour rights in the informal economy.

Informelle Wirtschaft

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