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Levi’s, Kontoor back abuse awareness initiative

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Issues: Gender-based Violence and Discrimination

Levi’s, Kontoor Fund Program to Combat Gender-Based Violence Toward Garment Workers

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Issues: Gender-based Violence and Discrimination

Binding initiative tackles gender-based violence in Lesotho garment sector

Country: Lesotho
Issues: Gender-based Violence and Discrimination

Lesotho Garment Worker Program to Combat Gender-Based Violence Begins

Country: Lesotho
Issues: Gender-based Violence and Discrimination

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 women fighting sexual abuse in the factories where your jeans are made

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Issues: Gender-based Violence and Discrimination

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

Country: Lesotho
Issues: Gender-based Violence and Discrimination

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…

Fashion’s dirty secret: how sexual assault took hold in jeans factories

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Issues: COVID-19, Gender-based Violence and Discrimination

Suprema Manufacturing S.A.

Country: Dominican Republic
Issues: Freedom of Association Violations, Gender-based Violence and Discrimination, Health & Safety Violations, Wage and hour violations

The WRC’s assessment at Suprema Manufacturing found violations in the areas of wages and hours, freedom of association, and discrimination of pregnant workers in the hiring process. Read More: WRC Factory Assessment re: Suprema – January 24, 2020

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

Country: Global
Issues: Gender Discrimination, Gender-based Violence and Discrimination

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…

Thai Garment Export 1/3

Country: Thailand
Issues: Freedom of Association Violations, Gender-based Violence and Discrimination

At Thai Garment Export, a factory supplying multiple licensees, we have recently seen new examples of the positive long-term impact of a successful WRC intervention that took place more than a decade ago. After the WRC documented retaliation against workers seeking to form a union in 2006–2007, the company complied with and even exceeded the…