The 5th international congress on women, work and health.
de los Angeles Garduno-Andrade-M; Becerril-LC
New Solut 2010 Oct; 20(4):409-413
The 5th International Congress on Women, Work and Health took place in Zacatecas, Mexico from October 27-31, 2008. It was the most recent of a series of Congresses previously held in Barcelona (1996), Rio de Janeiro (1999), Stockholm (2002), and New Delhi (2005). The objectives of the Zacatecas Congress were to advance the discussion on the work and health of women while building collectivity and encouraging collaboration with the goal of improving women's working conditions. Academic researchers, members of grassroots organizations, union representatives, health professionals, and decision-makers planned and participated in the Congress, which brought together a diverse crowd of 625 individuals from 43 countries. The Zacatecas Congress was organized with a variety of formats: workshops, plenary sessions, and oral and poster sessions enabled participants to exchange knowledge, experiences, and ideas. Forums promoted intensive discussion to define collective long-term projects, strengthen organizational work and develop networks. The Congress also included a public session with grassroots leaders, videos, photographic and craft exhibitions, dance performances, and an exhibition of altars honoring deceased women activists in the tradition of Mexico's Day of the Dead events.
Humans; Women; Sociological-factors; Workers; Worker-health; Work-environment; Work-areas
Maria de los Angeles Garduņo Andrade, Maestria de Medicina Social, Edificio Central UAM - X, Calzada del Hueso 1100, Col Villa Quietud, Coyoacan, 04960, Mexico, D.F., Mexico
New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
University of California - Los Angeles