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With local partners, the Solidarity Center conducts training on addressing and preventing sexual harassment and other forms of gender-based violence at work. Credit: Solidarity Center/Mohamed Fizer

 

The Solidarity Center works with a range of Sri Lankan trade unions and community organizations, assisting workers in light manufacturing, on tea plantations and other sectors to secure a collective voice through unions and improve wages, workplace safety and health, and other fundamental rights on the job.

Together with local partners, Solidarity Center conducts training around addressing and preventing sexual harassment and other forms of gender-based violence at work. And, as millions of Sri Lankans are being driven from their homes and families to seek economic opportunities overseas, Solidarity Center and human rights advocates champion legislative measures designed to inform and protect workers who leave the country for jobs.

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RIGHTS ADVOCATES BUILD SOUTHEAST ASIA CAMPAIGN AGAINST WAGE THEFT

On this year’s July 30 World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, a coalition of rights organizations including the Solidarity Center are highlighting widespread wage theft perpetrated against Southeast Asia’s migrant workers. Although this form of labor exploitation...

Union Women Rock 16 Days of Activism Against GBVH

During the recent 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, workers and their unions from Honduras to Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Nigeria and Bangladesh made big gains raising awareness about gender-based violence and harassment at work (GBVH) and demanding that...

Gender-Based Violence at Work Video in Sinhala and Tamil

Solidarity Center’s video on gender-based violence at work is now available in Sinhala and Tamil. The two-minute video explains the forms of gender-based violence at work, which include bullying, verbal abuse and stalking, systemic gendered imbalance between employers...
Sri Lanka: Solidarity Center Condemns Despicable Bombings

Sri Lanka: Solidarity Center Condemns Despicable Bombings

The Solidarity Center is sickened and saddened by the senseless bombings that killed and injured hundreds of people Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. The organization, which works throughout the country and the world with workers across ethnic and religious lines, deplores...

Sri Lanka Workers Win Policy on Gender-Based Violence

Sri Lanka Workers Win Policy on Gender-Based Violence

Union members in Colombo, Sri Lanka, successfully lobbied for a safer workplace by convincing their company to improve policy guidelines to help prevent gender-based violations in the workplace. The effort was inspired by a Solidarity Center awareness-raising training...

Sri Lanka Workers Wage Hunger Strike for Justice at Work

Sri Lanka Workers Wage Hunger Strike for Justice at Work

Some 400 workers at a factory in Sri Lanka have been on strike for more than two months, and two workers are waging a hunger strike to protest the firing of five union leaders. Workers say women have been subject to sexual abuse and other forms of gender-based...

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