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 16% 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.

Detail ansichtkaart van Louise Yda voor  de Nationale tentoonstelling van Vrouwenarbeid 1898

The woman in the picture is Louise Yda.

Nationaal Bureau Vrouwenarbeid.jpg

In 1901 the Nationaal Bureau voor Vrouwenarbeid (National bureau for women’s labor) was founded.

Topvrouwen © Anja Robertus, Collectie IAV - Atria

Women on boards

Summary of report Women on boards; highlights of effective policies across the EU.

Stationswerk bordje

In the south of the Netherlands - the catholic part - this placard could be found hanging in the bus.

Turkse vrouwen staken voor betere werkomstandigheden, foto: Nertien van Manen 1978

In 1978, the photographer Bertien van Manen captured the lives of female immigrant workers.