Footprints of Change: Women’s Leadership in the Horticulture Sector in Kenya

Between 2017 and 2020, FEMNET in partnership with Hivos and other civil society organizations from East and Southern Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe) implemented the Women@Work Campaign to advocate for gender equality and decent work in the horticulture sector. The campaign aimed at improving the labor conditions and the position of women workers who earn their living from the lucrative global supply chain of flowers and vegetable by promoting living wages, addressing sexual harassment, improving health and safety at the workplace, enforcing maternal and rreproductive health rights, advancing women’s leadership and freedom to organize, and strengthening worker’s representation and participation in decision making.

FEMNET’s significant contribution through customized feminist leadership trainings targeting women and men working in flower farms in Kenya; working with human resource managers in these flower farms to review policies and mainstream gender in policy and practice as well as robust advocacy campaigns calling for the adoption, ratification and implementation of the ILO Convention 190 on ending violence and harassment at work are indelible footprints that are collectively and comprehensively documented in the Footprints of Change coffee book.

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