The woman in the picture is Louise Yda.
For many years, women’s participation in employment has been a key objective of the Dutch gender equality policy. Only slightly more than half of all woman have achieved financial independence, the average wage difference between women and men is nearly 18% and women’s weekly working hours have hardly increased over the past few years. Moreover, there are still too few women in top positions.
Below you will find a selection of Atria's publications along with other gems from the collection on this subject.
In 1901 the Nationaal Bureau voor Vrouwenarbeid (National bureau for women’s labor) was founded.
In the south of the Netherlands - the catholic part - this placard could be found hanging in the bus.
In 1978, the photographer Bertien van Manen captured the lives of female immigrant workers.