The Global Network – Asia joins this year’s celebration of International Women’s Day

The Global Network – Asia, through the efforts of the Labor Education and Research Network, joined this year’s successful celebration of the March 8 International Women’s Day in Manila, Philippines.

Today, March 8, 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the International Day for Women, which is commemorated yearly in many countries like the Philippines. LEARN echoed the advocacies of the Global Network in its statements and posters that put emphasis on the three key advocacy campaigns for 1) supporting the ILO Convention on Domestic Workers; 2) providing social protection for all; and 3) the enactment of the Batas Kasambahay or Domestic Workers’ Bill, which is still a pending Senate bill.

Some of the organizations that joined the celebration include the Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL), Akbayan-Youth, Kaisa-Ka, Amnesty International (AI), Asian Circle 1325, Initiatives for International Dialogue, Center for Migrant Advocacy (CMA), Center for Overseas Workers (COW), Coalition Against Trafficking in Women – Asia Pacific (CATW-AP), People’s Recovery, Empowerment Development Assistance Foundation (PREDA), Development Action for Women Network (DAWN), WEDPRO, WomanHealth, Women’s Legal Bureau (WLB), Medical Action Group (MAG), Focus on the Global South, Free Burma Coalition Philippine Women’s Committee, Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) Women’s Committee, Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino – Kababaihan (BMP – K), Partido ng Manggagawa, Pambansang Koalisyon ng mga Kababaihan sa Kanayunan (PKKK), Kasarian-Kalayaan (Sarilaya), Bagong Kamalayan Collective, Inc. (BKCI), Buklod – Olongapo, Movement for the Advancement of Student Power (MASP), SCAP, Transform Asia, World March of Women (WMW), Youth and Students Advancing Gender Equality (YSAGE), and the World March of Women (WMW).

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