(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Arab women trade unionists, seeking a greater role in workers' organizations, will convene a regional workshop in Lebanon from February 4 to 6, entitled: "Women and trade unions in Arab countries: Decent work through organizing".
The meeting aims to promote a greater appreciation of the value of women's work and their role in workers' organizations.
Participants will explore ways to increase women's participation in trade unions and enable them to build synergies with NGOs that advocate for women's rights, said the International Labor Organisation ILO in a press release.
The workshop will open with remarks from ILO Regional Director for the Arab States, Nada al-Nashif, and Chief Technical Advisor of the ILO project "Strengthening Workers' Organizations in Arab Countries through Economic, Social and Legal Literacy" Abid Briki.
The event brings together participants from Lebanon, Jordan, the occupied Palestinian territory, Bahrain, Yemen, Kuwait, Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Libya and Algeria.
It is part of a series of activities undertaken by the project "Strengthening Workers' Organizations in Arab Countries through Economic, Social and Legal Literacy".