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Lesotho garment workers struck landmark deals to tackle gender-based violence. Here’s how it happened.

Published: September 17, 2019

Rola Abimourched, Libakiso Matlho, Thusoana Ntlama & Robin Runge Experts detail the road to these agreements, how they will work, and what it means for future efforts to protect and empower women workers. Gender-based violence and harassment, including sexual harassment in the world of work, are among the most pervasive human rights violations and most…

Landmark Agreements to Combat Gender-based Violence and Harassment in Lesotho’s Garment Industry

Published: August 19, 2019

Last Thursday marked the announcement of a set of landmark agreements among leading apparel brands, a coalition of labor unions and women’s rights advocates, and a major apparel supplier to combat gender-based violence and harassment in Lesotho’s garment sector. These enforceable agreements—with Levi Strauss & Co., The Children’s Place, and Kontoor Brands—link the each of…

Nien Hsing Textile (Lesotho)

Published: August 15, 2019

This report details the findings of the WRC concerning gender-based violence and harassment and violations of associational rights at three garment factories in Maseru, Lesotho and the ground-breaking commitments made by the owner of the factories, and the leading apparel brands that produce there, to remedy these violations. Read the Full Report: WRC Report on…

Leading apparel brands, trade unions, and women’s rights organizations sign binding agreements to combat gender-based violence and harassment at key supplier’s factories in Lesotho

Published: August 15, 2019

Maseru, Lesotho; Washington, D.C. (August 15, 2019): Civil society groups, an international apparel manufacturer, and three global brands have agreed to launch a comprehensive pilot program intended to prevent gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH) in garment factories in Lesotho employing more than 10,000 workers. Five Lesotho-based trade unions and women’s rights organizations, as well as…