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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International Women’s Day: Business Trends and Opportunities

International Women’s Day: Business Trends and Opportunities

What are the three key areas where companies need to act urgently when it comes to gender equality? And when will gender parity be achieved? Issues that affect the textile sector in particular.

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.

Latest News on Gender


Garment sector to get much-needed female leaders

"The HSBC-AUW School of Apparel and Retail Management would not only prepare female leaders required for the country's apparel sector but would also help replace thousands of foreigners employed in th ...

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Not so fab-letics: how Fabletics’ lack of transparency is leading to dangerous working conditions

"A scandal swept under the rug? In 2021, a Time Magazine report revealed rampant sexual abuse in a factory that made Fabletics products. 38 workers accused Hippo Knitting, a Taiwanese-owned, Lesotho-o ...

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“What now Mr. President?” Dispatch #2 on the findings of ILO mission to the Philippines

"There is “very little policy and/or legislative action” taken to address labor rights violations including the killings of trade unionists, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO) Hi ...

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Guidelines on inclusion in textile supply chains

The guideline "Inclusion in Textile Supply Chains" aims to support companies in promoting the employment of people with disabilities in a non-discriminatory and practical manner.

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The Asia Garment Hub  | May 09, 2022

Moving the needle: Gender equality and decent work in Asia’s garment sector Regional Road Map

This working Road Map complements and supports the ILO paper ‘Moving the Needle: Gender equality and decent work in the garment sector in Asia.’ Guided by a theory of change and set of recommendations and key messages developed by the paper, the Road Map aims to promote increased...

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Care & Better Factories Cambodia - Guidance Note 4: Monitoring and reporting systems in Khmer

Monitoring and reporting on efforts to prevent and respond to harassment and violence is critical to risk management and driving norm and behaviour change in the workplace. This implementation note is intended to support companies in developing measures which can be monitored and...

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The Asia Garment Hub  | January 10, 2022

Care & Better Factories Cambodia - Guidance Note 3: Referrals in Khmer

Making referrals requires information on appropriate referral services available in the local area. Better Work and CARE International recommends the following steps in making referrals available: Mapping referral systems; Disseminating referral information; Collecting feedback...

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The Asia Garment Hub  | January 10, 2022

Care & Better Factories Cambodia - Guidance Note 6: Responding to Disclosures in Khmer

What is disclosure in the context of gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH)? Why do we need to be sensitive in cases of GBVH disclosures? What does a disclosure look like? How do we respond to disclosures? What can I do? What can I not do?

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The Asia Garment Hub  | January 10, 2022

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

Industry Events on Gender

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Gender-disaggregated supply chain data: creating alignment for impact

2023-02-13 18:30:00+07:00 to 2023-02-13 19:30:00+07:00  (6:30 PM — 7:30 PM)  UTC+07

Online


A gender-sensitive lens on OSH: why is it needed in the garments and footwear industry?

2023-02-14 15:00:00+07:00 to 2023-02-14 16:00:00+07:00  (3:00 PM — 4:00 PM)  UTC+07

Online


OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector

2023-02-16 00:00:00+07:00 to 2023-02-17 23:59:59+07:00  UTC+07

Online & OECD Conference Centre, Paris



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