Women’s health and work. Sharing knowledge and experiences to enhance women’s working conditions and gender equality
ITUH, Bd du Roi Albert II, 5; 1210 Brussels

Sharing knowledge and experiences to improve the working conditions of women and strengthen equality is the main objective of the international conference ‘Women's health and work' that the ETUI organises on March 4-6, 2015 at the ITUH in Brussels. The conference will touch on 6 areas organised in workshops of broad interest: health inequalities and division of labour; women workers exposed to chemicals, work organisation and the interaction with private life, the hardships of work, the design and use of protective clothing, personal protective equipment, tools and machinery for women’s work, and ageing and the long term effects of work. The latter workshop is organised by EU-OSHA.

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The conference is organised in such a way that it will enable the symbiotic interaction between workers’ action and knowledge development in a dialogue among all stakeholders (researchers, professionals, trade union reps and activists) towards the improvement of women’s working conditions and health and strengthen links between European institutions and organizations engaged with improving working conditions and gender equality.

Confirmed speakers for the plenary sessions include Lucia Artacoz (Salut Laboral de l’Ajuntament de Barcelona, Spain), Colette Fagan (Manchester University, UK), Katherine Lippel (Ottawa University, Canada), Karen Messing (Université du Québec à Montréal UQAM, Canada), Agnès Parent-Thirion (Eurofound), Elke Schneider and Sarah Copsey (EU- OSHA), Carme Valls, (Centre d'Anàlisi i Programes Sanitaris CAPS, Spain).

Interpretation from and into English, French and Spanish will be provided.


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Powerpoint presentations:

Plenary 1

Plenary 2

Plenary 3

Workshop 1

Workshop 2

Workshop 3

Workshop 4

Workshop 5

Workshop 6

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