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Water – Mother of Life

duration: 1 year 5 months 30 days (From 1 January 2014 to 30 June 2015)
budget: 31,000 EUR

By focussing on defending water as a public good the union will seek to strengthen its internal organisation, its public profile with regard to workers in the water industry and strengthen links with civil society organisations campaign on water and environmental issue.

A key strand of the project will be to bring more women into the leadership of the union


  • Greater participation of women in the union
  • Strengthening the trade union, development of stronger relations between the union and community organisations
  • Defence of water as a fundamental right to life

Type of activities

  • Internal (union) education and training events
  • Creation of women’s secretariat, specific activities aimed at women
  • Public campaigning around water as a public good


Nick Crook
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