Young women’s role models

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Conference
2014 National Women's Conference
Date
18 October 2013
Decision
Carried

Conference believes that, despite the continued existence of discrimination against women and the barriers to women’s participation at all levels of society, women are continuing to make progress in taking up leadership roles.

Conference further believes this is important in not only challenging the predominance of male power in our society, but also in providing positive role models for young women.

Conference also believes that such role models may be individuals, or may be groups of young women who have worked together to achieve positive change.

Conference calls on the National Women’s Committee to seek to promote positive role models to young women, especially those who contribute to delivery of public services and who contribute to political life.

Conference also calls on the National Women’s Committee to:

(i) call for examples from regional women’s groups of young women who have made a positive difference in their workplaces, the union, and/or community, and seek to work with UNISON’s Communications Department to help publicise their work through UNISON communication channels;

(ii) consider inviting a young woman to address next year’s conference on the importance of young women’s participation in the union and/or public life.