8th March, International Women’s Day: reasserting the Group’s commitments
The purpose of this global day is to promote women’s rights and shine a spotlight on the reduction of inequalities between men and women.
At international level, acknowledgement of the equal status of women and men is a recent development.
As a reminder, here is a short global history of international women’s rights:
- 1911: First International Women’s Day
- 1945: Gender equality acted within the United Nations Charter
- 1946: Commission on the Status of Women, the first global intergovernmental body to focus exclusively on gender equality.
- 1951: Equal Remuneration Convention
- Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. Entry into force on 3 September 1981
- International Declaration of Women's Rights
- 1993: Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women
- 2010: UN Women, the first UN agency to exclusively promote women's rights
- 2020: First international equal pay day
This date of 8th March is of course only meaningful if action is taken; a long-term effort at a fundamental level is needed every day of the year, aiming to eliminate inequality in professional environments.
Artelia s’engage pour plus d’égalité professionnelle femmes-hommes
In 2022, gender equality at work is a priority for Artelia, as emphasized in the new year speec h last January. Thus, the Group has drawn up a series of commitments and a plan of actions to be implemented. Here are some key aspects of these:
- Commitment no. 1: 40% of Artelia's senior management roles held by women by 2027
- Commitment no. 2: Encourage recruitment and promotion of women into management and executive positions
- Commitment no. 3: Promote the gender dimension at all stages of our clients’ projects