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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…

Global Clothing Brands Should Respond to the #MeToo Mandate

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Issues: #MeToo, Gender-based Violence and Discrimination, Lesotho, Worker-driven Social Responsibility

Nien Hsing Textile (Lesotho)

Country: Lesotho
Issues: Gender-based Violence and Discrimination

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 More: Initial Fact Sheet: Agreements to…

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

Country: Lesotho
Issues: Gender-based Violence and Discrimination

By Rola Abimourched, Libakiso Matlho, Thusoana Ntlama & Robin Runge – Gender-based violence and harassment, including sexual harassment in the world of work, are among the most pervasive human rights violations and most effective tools at preventing gender equality. Female garment workers—who are the majority of the global garment workforce—are systematically targeted and experience the…

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

Country: Lesotho
Issues: Gender-based Violence and Discrimination, Worker-driven Social Responsibility

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…

Levis and Wrangler vow to protect women making jeans from sexual abuse

Country: Lesotho
Issues: Gender-based Violence and Discrimination

Bosses force female workers making jeans for Levis and Wrangler into sex, report claims

Country: Lesotho
Issues: Gender-based Violence and Discrimination

Levi Strauss, Kontoor Back Worker-Protection Accord in Lesotho

Country: Lesotho
Issues: Gender-based Violence and Discrimination, Worker-driven Social Responsibility

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

Country: Lesotho
Issues: Gender-based Violence and Discrimination

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…