The highly anticipated song, Equality for You and Me, was launch on International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2021.
The creation of the song was inspired by women and young leaders of the trade union movement in Asia and the Pacific region - their issues and demands, their aspirations and vision, and their collective action to fight for an equal future for all.
Equality for You and Me aims to empower and inspire women and young workers to take action and take the lead in the struggle for decent work, rights, and equality. It also seeks to raise awareness on ITUC-Asia Pacific's campaign campaign for the ratification of the ILO Convention 190 and amplify the workers' demands for a world of work free from violence and harassment.
The song was produced under the pilot ITUC-AP/DGB BW Project on Strengthening Women and Youth Leadership Within the Trade Union Movement for Decent Work in Southeast Asia. It was launched on the final day of the three-day Women and Youth Camp under the theme Women and Youth in Action Before and During the Pandemic.
To become accessible to non-English viewers, the lyrics has been translated into Khmer, Indonesian, Malay, and Thai. Subtitles in said languages are available in the music video on YouTube. More translations are expected to be added in the coming months.