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The Women@Work Campaign aims to improve the labor conditions and the position of women workers who earn their living in the global supply chains of flowers and vegetables (horticulture). In other words, we want to bring about decent work for women.

We want to improve working conditions by making the supply chains gender inclusive. This means that women workers are integrated in a supply chain that provides fair wages, safety and security in the workplace and participation in decision making.

We work to improve the position of women workers by:

        • Promoting living wages for workers
        • Protecting workers from sexual harassment
        • Improving health and safety at the workplace
        • Enforcing maternal and reproductive health rights
        • Encouraging female leadership in management and freedom to organize
        • Strengthening worker’s representation and participation in decision making

 

Decent work for women

The Women@Work Campaigns works towards decent work for women. Decent work is described by ILO as

“opportunities for work that is productive and delivers a fair income, security in the workplace and social protection for families, better prospects for personal development and social integration, freedom for people to express their concerns, organize and participate in the decisions that affect their lives and equality of opportunity and treatment for all women and men.”

Through training, campaigns, networking, research, lobby & advocacy and public campaigns we want to reach decent work for women, which means:

        • a fair income;
        • security in the workplace;
        • social protection;
        • compliance with international health and safety standards;
        • freedom to organize;
        • participation in decision making.