Gender

Why do female garment workers face so many challenges?

Women make up a large majority of the workforce in the garment and textiles sector in Asia. Despite being a large proportion of the workforce, they continue to face many challenges and are a minority in management positions as well as in leadership positions in trade unions and employers' associations.

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Interview: Moving the needle on gender equality and decent work in Asia’s garment sector: why and how

Interview: Moving the needle on gender equality and decent work in Asia’s garment sector: why and how

Inspired by the new report “Moving the needle - gender equality and decent work in Asia's garment sector", women leaders discuss persistent gender challenges in one of the most female-dominated industries and what we can do to tackle them.

How a community platform can empower women garment workers in Myanmar

How a community platform can empower women garment workers in Myanmar

Why create a safe space for women garment workers? The guidebook "How to set up a community platform for women garment workers" will provide you with the right answers.

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Pakistani YouTuber jailed for justifying lynching of Sri Lankan

"On December 3 last year, a mob of over 800 men, including supporters of hardline Islamist party Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), attacked a garment factory in Sialkot district, some 100 km from Laho ...

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Every second retailer will focus on diversity in the future

"Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are becoming increasingly important for retailers. This is shown by a joint study by the trade association HDE , the auditing and consulting firm PwC Germany and ...

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Canadian designer Peter Nygard denied bail

"A Toronto justice of the peace denied Canadian fashion designer Peter Nygard bail on Wednesday in connection with charges of sexual assault and forcible confinement." ...

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Factory Improvement Toolset: Inclusive factories - Working conditions

'Inclusive factories' is a training for garment manufacturers to improve working conditions. Participants will work on eliminating discrimination and making the factory more inclusive for all employees.

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Arron Goldman  | August 08, 2021

Care & Better Factories Cambodia - Guidance Note 2: Grievance Mechanisms in Khmer

This guidance note is intended to support the design of effective grievance mechanisms in response to gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH) in the world of work. A grievance mechanism is a predictable and structured way to address and resolve complaints.

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The Asia Garment Hub  | January 10, 2022

Care & Better Factories Cambodia - Guidance Note 1: Workplace Policy on Gender-Based Violence and Harassment in Khmer

This guidance note is intended to support workplaces in designing a policy to address gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH) in the workplace. It covers: • Principles • Content • Harmonisation with other workplace policies

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The Asia Garment Hub  | January 10, 2022

Care & Better Factories Cambodia - Guidance Note 7: Guide to Workplace Training in Khmer

This note is intended to support companies undertaking training of their workforce. The note may support companies in identifying suitable high-quality training to provide in the workplace. The note gives guidance on the following questions: Why do we need specific trainings on...

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The Asia Garment Hub  | January 10, 2022

Care & Better Factories Cambodia - Guidance Note 8: Zero Tolerance in Khmer

Having a zero-tolerance policy in relation to gender based violence and harassment (GBVH), in principle, is a good idea. However, how that policy is expressed and put into operation can have different outcomes and potentially lead to unintended consequences for victims and...

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The Asia Garment Hub  | January 10, 2022

Guidance Note 7: Guide to Workplace Training

This note is intended to support companies undertaking training of their workforce. The note may support companies in identifying suitable high-quality training to provide in the workplace. The note gives guidance on the following questions: Why do we need specific trainings on...

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Arron Goldman  | November 10, 2021

Guidance Note 8: Zero Tolerance

Having a zero-tolerance policy in relation to gender based violence and harassment (GBVH), in principle, is a good idea. However, how that policy is expressed and put into operation can have different outcomes and potentially lead to unintended consequences for victims and...

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Arron Goldman  | November 10, 2021

Care & Better Factories Cambodia - Guidance Note 5: Risk Assessment in Khmer

This note provides a framework for undertaking risk assessments on gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH) and can be implemented by companies as part of human resource management, procurement, purchasing, and sourcing, supply chain management, client and customer management,...

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The Asia Garment Hub  | January 10, 2022

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