Count Us In!

Women in leadership

The Count Us In! campaign engages men and women to bring about change: more women in trade union leadership positions and concerted efforts to organise more women in unions.

Campaign Objectives

- 100 ITUC affiliates to subscribe to the Count Us In! Campaign by the 3rd ITUC Congress (Berlin, Germany, May 2014)

- 80% of ITUC General Council members to have at least 30% of women in their decision making bodies by the 4th ITUC Congress in 2018

- 5% increase of women’s membership in each national centre that has subscribed to the Count Us In! Campaign by the 4th ITUC Congress in 2018

Six reasons to count us in!

  1. Far more women are likely to join a union, as members, activists and leaders, when unions reflect the gender diversity in their leadership.
  2. By promoting women leaders, unions gain capacity to build workers’ power and, to win better rights for all workers.
  3. Acknowledging and valuing women’s leadership capacities is an investment in democracy and in the strength of our movement.
  4. More women in leadership enhances the ability of unions to reach out to, organise and mobilise more women members and activists.
  5. The ITUC Constitution requires a quota of at least 30% women in leadership positions.
  6. By promoting women leaders, unions become more representative of the work force in their respective countries.

How to join?

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