Hivos International


Hivos established the Women @ Work (W@W) program with the aim of promoting decent work for women who earn their living in global horticultural production chains. The program enlists the participation of Southern partners spread over Eastern Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia), with a consumer advocacy component, housed within Hivos headquarters in The Hague, aimed at promoting “ethical consumerism”, and proactive engagement with Northern governments. Women constitute the majority of horticultural sector workers. Gender dynamics make women more vulnerable to workplace violations.