International Women's Day 2019
About the campaign
This International Women’s Day, join us in celebrating the positive role women play in transport. 2019 is the centenary year of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), incorporating the Women at Work Initiative. Therefore, this International Women’s Day (IWD) is a great and important time in history to celebrate the contribution made by women transport workers, whilst highlighting the changes that still need to be made in order for women and men to live and work with equal status in the transport industry.
As we plan our 2019 activities, we would like to encourage all ITF affiliates to make sure women transport workers’ voices are heard loudly amidst the global efforts to celebrate women's achievements and to tenaciously challenge bias. The ITF women’s conference held in Marrakech in November 2017 gave birth to the demand #ThisIsOurWorldToo when Seafarer and ITF Women Transport Workers’ Committee member, Jasmin Labarda, led a call to action where delegates posted selfies online calling for other women to feel encouraged to work in the sector.
This year we are asking affiliates to celebrate the positive role women play in our industry, and the contribution the union has made to support more women to enter and remain in transport work. This aligns perfectly with the global theme for IWD this year of #BalanceforBetter, so please make sure you use both hashtags when sharing any social media posts.
How will you celebrate the achievement of women transport workers this International Women’s Day? Share your stories with us on social media using hashtags #ThisIsOurWorldToo and #BalanceforBetter