Advancing social justice and decent work in Africa: A blueprint for change

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Labour Day resonates deeply across Africa. It serves both as a celebration of the historic achievements of our workers and as a potent reminder of the road still ahead.

In many African countries labour unions played crucial roles in anti-colonial and anti-apartheid struggles, acting as focal points for resistance against oppression and highlighting the enduring fight for economic and social justice.

This Labour Day once again reminds us of how essential it is to work together to overcome the many crises we are facing. As the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Regional Director for Africa I see every day the impact these immense challenges area having on economies, societies and ordinary people.

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In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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