Asian Women Workers Newsletter
Quarterly Publication by Committee for Asian Women (CAW)
Vol. 18 No. 2 April 1999

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About AWWN

Asian Women Workers Newsletter (AWWN) is published quarterly by Committee for Asian Women (CAW). It reports the issues, news, struggles and life experiences on Asian women workers.

If you work with women workers, and you want to share your struggles and experiences in your country, we are glad to receive your contributions and publish it in the newsletter. We are also interested in exchanging publications with labour groups, women organisations and trade unions.

CAW is a regional women workers organisation with the following objectives:

  1. Assists in consciousness raising among women workers in formal and informal sectors in Asia towards the realisation of the commonalities of their situations, problems and analysis;
  2. Supports the organising efforts of the organised women workers to effect favourable changes in their lives;
  3. Facilitates networking and linkages amongst women workers and related groups within Asia and outside for solidarity and support.
  4. To be the regional platform for women workers in Asia, to facilitate and / or represent the voice of women workers in Asia.

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Resist Globalization
South Asia Subregional Program:
Campaign Tour against Globalisation

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Last updated: May 21 1999. this issue

  1. Campaign tour against Globalization: A report ... Pg. 3
  2. Country Situationer: Thailand, The Phillipines, Indonesia, Malaysia ... Pg. 9
  3. International Womens day celebration in Asia ... Pg. 12
  4. Working for Disney is no fairy tale ... Pg. 18
  5. Organisers Profile: Supensri Poungkaoksung. Thailand ... Pg. 19
  6. Organising for the rights of street vendors in India: SEWA experience ... Pg. 20
  7. Part time and homebased workers campaign: an update ... Pg. 23
  8. Bangladesh National program: "Globalisation and its impact on women workers" ... Pg. 24
  9. Women suffers most in Garment sweatshops in Bangladesh ... Pg. 25
  10. Vacancies in CAW ... Pg. 26

CAW's Resources

"Dolls and Dusts": In Thai Language

In keeping with CAW's philosophy, its video production "Dolls and Dusts" videographed by Wayang will be translated to different Asian Languages so that grassroot workers can have access to information.

The Thai version has been completed, while the Chinese (Cantonese), Sinhala, Korean and Japanese versions are in its final stage of completion. Proposals for other Asian Languages are being considered.

"Dolls and Dusts" presents analysis and testimonies from women workers and activities in Sri Lanka, Thailand and South Korea on the impact of industrial restructuring, globalisation and "mal(e)-development" on their lives, communities and the environment.

English copies of the video tape in PAL version is available for purchase for US$40. Please write to CAW secretariat if you wish to obtain a copy.

CAW's secretariat is moving to Bangkok by July 1999.

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