Deidre van Gerven has lost four members of her family to asbestos. In 2015, she began writing poetry and has compiled her work in a book titled ‘Asbestos through the years’.
Laos takes steps to end asbestos – workshop to launch the development of the National Action Plan to Eliminate Asbestos-Related Diseases including a ban on asbestos in Lao PDR sees strong interest from concerned Ministries and stakeholders.
In January 2018, the Prime Minister of Vietnam made a historic announcement of a deadline to ban asbestos in the construction sector by 2023.
APHEDA has signed onto a Statement with feminist organisations and allies on the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) takeover of International Women’s Day.
In the past year, Zimbabwe has undergone some historic changes. The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has been there every step of the way!
Since trade unions were legalised in Myanmar, Action Labor Rights (ALR) has been working to create a safe space for the emerging trade union movement.