Women from across the globe gathered in New York for the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. At this sixty-third gathering of its kind, our own VP Norma Domey represented us as a part of the Canadian Labour Congress delegation.
This year’s meeting of the commission focused on social protection systems, access to public services, sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. Themes which hold particular importance for trade unions.
VP Domey attended many sessions, official meetings, trainings, NGO briefings and valuable networking events. One of the many sessions focused on enhancing the role of women in the negotiation process as well as in building peace and security. The panel discussed best practices, women’s experiences, and identified possible entry points, mechanisms and recommendations to enhance women’s roles.
“It was an honour to represent my union and an inspiration to be organizing with so many powerful women from around the world. There is no doubt we have a long way to go, and in many ways these are tough times, but we have so much to work with.” Domey says.