Originally called International Working Women's Day, 8th of March has been celebrated for more than 100 years to recognise the role of women and their contributions to society.
Women make up 45% of the employed population in the European Union. But still too many workplaces are designed with a typical male worker in mind.
A 'gender sensitive' approach to health and safety at work is needed to make the working lives of women healthier, safer and more productive. This includes actions to make work sustainable for an ageing workforce.