Women have increasingly become part of the paid workforce and of trade unions, and there have been important achievements in organising, collective bargaining, and rights. Yet they remain overrepresented in precarious, low-skilled, low-paid jobs with little prospects for career advancement. The great majority of workers in the informal economy, in export processing zones or in domestic work are women who make up nearly 70% of the world’s poor and 65% of the world’s illiterate. The BLF and its affiliated organisations work together to advance women’s rights and gender equality. The BLF actively promotes equality at the workplace and the full integration of women in trade unions including in their decision making bodies.