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Women@Work Campaign

Achieving good working conditions for women in the horticulture supply chains

Decent work for women

The Women@Work Campaign aims to improve the labor conditions of women who work in the global supply chains of flowers and vegetables that are grown in East and Southern Africa for the export market. Hivos and partners catalyze change by collaborating with civil society, governments and businesses in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, as well as in the Netherlands. Read more

Upholding women’s labor rights

Many women in African horticulture do not make a living wage, work in unhealthy and unsafe workplaces, are denied basic rights such as maternity leave, and face sexual harassment. The Women@Work Campaign aims to change this. Upholding the rights of women workers – as embedded in various human rights conventions – improves the position of women, benefits the companies involved and has a positive impact on the economy of a country. Read more


Women doing unskilled, low-paid and flexible jobs hardly ever benefit, no matter how well the economy is doing. Low wages and sexual harassment are persistent problems for these women.