Improved working conditions, productivity and income for formalized women tanners

This document is part of a series of case studies by the Enterprises Department of the ILO. Each case study presents one or several approaches that contribute to enterprise formalization across the world.

Women tanners in Senegal are informal own-account workers who perform a hazardous job under harsh conditions often without any protective gear. In addition to being exposed to work-related accidents and illnesses, they are discriminated against due to negative hygiene perceptions associated with the tanning practice.