FROM BEIJING TO BUILDING BRIDGES: A CHRONOLOGY OF NORTH AMERICAN TRADESWOMEN’S GLOBAL ORGANIZING
- 1995- US tradeswomen attend the Beijing Conference on Women and host what we think was the first international meeting of advocates and women working in construction
- 2006- Electrician and professor Vivian Price’s movie, Transnational Tradeswomen, released
- 2015- Researcher Susan Moir receives a Fulbright award for her proposal, “Building Bridges: A comparative study of women working in the construction trades in India and the US.”
- 2017- The First Delegation of US Tradeswomen to India meets union leaders and advocates for women working in construction in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai.
- 2017 and 2018- Tradeswomen advocates from India and BWI attend Women Build Nations, the national tradeswomen’s conferences in the US
- 2019- The Second Delegation of US Tradeswomen to India visits the Archana Women’s Centre and BWI members and leaders in Kerala
- 2020- Tradeswomen Building Bridges: The North American Network of Women Working in Construction is founded.
In December 2016, the VV GIRI Labor Institute in Noida, India published an article documenting the origins of Tradeswomen Building Bridges and the 2016 and 2019 Tradeswomen Delegations to India. Click here to read Building Bridges: A Comparative Study Of Women Working in the Construction Industry in India and the U.S.
The complete Special Issue of Labour and Development on Gender, Work and Development is available here.