Violence against Arab Women: Urgent Action is Needed

Violence against women and girls remains one of the most widespread human rights violations globally. Nearly one in three women, approximately 736 million, has experienced physical, sexual, or both forms of violence from an intimate partner or others. It is mainly widespread in the workplace and the digital space. The Covid-19 pandemic, conflicts, and climate disruptions have further exacerbated this alarming phenomenon.

Trade unions from Africa and Arab regions met in Algiers to strategize for a rights based migration governance in their regions (3-4 July 2023, Algiers, Algeria)

The Arab Trade Union Confederation (ATUC) and the African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) co-organised a meeting on 3-4 July that brought together unionists from Africa and the Arab regions to discuss ways in which unions can contribute to the achievement of a rights-based migration governance that protects and fulfills migrant workers rights and contributes to sustainable development goals in both origin and destination countries. The meeting was supported by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the Just Transition Centre and hosted by the General Union of Algerian Workers (UGTA).


The Plight of Delivery Workers: Uncovering the Precariousness and Neglected Rights in the Arab Legislation's Response to the Platform Economy

The expansion of the platform economy and the rise in employment within this sector offer promising prospects for job growth and increased flexibility in production processes. However, it also brings forth challenges concerning adherence to international labour standards and the principles of decent work, especially in terms of safeguarding workers' rights and ensuring social security coverage.

Iraq's New Social Security and Pension Law: A Revolutionary Text or a Threat to Workers' Rights?

After numerous delays, the Iraqi Parliament has finally voted on a new legislation regarding social security and pensions. The primary objective is to alleviate the burden on the public sector, which has experienced a significant increase in its workforce, from 850,000 employees in 2003 to approximately 4.5 million. This surge in employment has resulted in an annual wage expenditure of approximately 46 trillion Iraqi dinars (equivalent to 31 billion dollars).