The IWGB Women's Project aims to encourage the active participation and empowerment of women and non-binary union members and to address gendered issues in the workplace.
Everyone should be able to go work with safety and dignity and respect, so we are creating spaces where we can focus on these issues and support each other. We have run socials for women to come together and share experiences, held workshops on immigration rights and raised awareness throughout the union on violence against women and girls.
Latin American Women's Rights Services (LAWRS) is a user-led, feminist and human rights organisation focused on addressing the practical and strategic needs of Latin American migrant women displaced by poverty and violence.
We would like to thank Rosa UK for their support for the project. Rosa UK is grant-making charity that funds grassroots women’s organisations to help to make the UK a fairer, safer place for women.
Women's Organiser: Laura Wormington
+44 7565 683705
Women and Non-Binary Officer: Fran Scaife
IWGB Legal Department: 07401 272879 (English) or 07471 328822 (Spanish)
Most branches also have an elected Women and Non-Binary Officer. Email Laura if you would like their contact details.
'Any unwanted conduct of a sexual nature which has the purpose or effect of violating someone's dignity, or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for them.' EQUALITY ACT 2010
It may not be intentional or directed at you.
More than 1 in 2 women have experienced some form of sexual harassment at work. Most cases are by men towards women, but it can involve people of any gender.
Often it is committed by someone in a position of power towards another with less power. It is more commonly experienced by those in precarious and male-dominated jobs.
Everyone should feel safe at work. This is a union issue.
Equality Act 2010: Prohibits discrimination and harassment.
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974: Outlines employers' duties to provide a safe working environment and to protect the health (including mental health) of employees.