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.