IN THEIR OWN WORDS: WORKERS ADDRESS GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE & HARASSMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA’S GARMENT FACTORIES AND CLOTHING RETAIL STORES
In South Africa, 98 percent of women garment and retail workers surveyed in 2022 said they had experienced one or more forms of gender-based violence or harassment, including physical abuse, unwanted sexual advances, psychological abuse, bullying and rape. To better understand the experiences of women and other marginalized workers in garment and retail industries with GBVH, and elevate their voices in advocacy campaigns, the Solidarity Center partnered with three trade unions and two civil society organizations to conduct participatory action research.
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IN OUR OWN WORDS: WORKERS ADDRESS GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AND HARASSMENT IN GARMENT FACTORIES IN BANGLADESH
In Bangladesh, 80 percent of women garment workers surveyed in 2019 reported they had experienced or witnessed sexual harassment, molestation or assault, endured extreme verbal abuse or witnessed a factory manager or supervisor abuse and harass other women in the factory. To better understand the experiences of women the garment industry with GBVH and elevate their voices in advocacy campaigns, the Solidarity Center partnered with six trade union federations and three civil society organizations to conduct participatory action research.