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What we do

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

How we work

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

We do this through working with frontrunners, a multi-stakeholder approach, research-based lobby, and public campaigning.

Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Women@Work Campaign is funded through a five-year strategic partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). The Dutch government and the Citizens Agency Consortium (Hivos – IIED – ARTICLE 19) prioritize their support for inclusive economic growth and decent work for women in low and middle-income countries. At the local, national and international levels, this partnership will contribute to sustainable, inclusive development, and fight against poverty and the lack of equal rights for women.