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Lesotho Garment Worker Program to Combat Gender-Based Violence Begins

Published: February 8, 2021

by: Carolyn Butler, Solidarity Center A worker-centered, precedent-setting program that targets gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH) in four Lesotho garment factories is now in effect for as many as 10,000 workers producing jeans for the global market. The program inauguration on Friday was marked by a social media campaign, including SMS text blasts to garment…

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

Published: August 31, 2020

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…

Despite progress gender-based violence and harassment is still a reality for global garment workers

Published: December 13, 2019

By Rola Abimourched – Today marks the end of this year’s “16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence” campaign. Since its inception in the 1990s, feminist organisations, activists, and courageous individuals have tirelessly foregrounded women’s experiences of violence in their homes, communities, and workplaces. Beyond raising awareness, organisations and individuals have used these sixteen days…

Ground-breaking Agreement to Combat Sexual Harassment

Published: September 26, 2019

September 26, 2019 Dear Colleague, I write to share news about a set of ground-breaking labor rights agreements that the WRC helped to forge. These binding agreements, which apply to the operations of one of the world’s largest manufacturers of jeans, are designed to address one of the toughest problems found in global apparel supply…