The Guardian: “How sexual assault took hold in jeans factories”


Dear Colleagues,

We want to share with you an important article in The Guardian about the WRC’s work to combat gender-based violence and harassment in Lesotho garment factories. It is an extraordinarily powerful piece of journalism. We hope you can take the time to read it.

Sexual harassment is one of the most pervasive violations of workers’ rights in the garment industry, one that often goes undetected and unremedied. As the article explains, the new program the WRC helped create in Lesotho can serve as a model for the much broader change that is needed.


Rola Abimourched and Scott Nova