Over 1,000 women workers interviewed for research on gender-based violence in Vietnam

date: 08/02/2019

Over the past few months, FWF and Care International interviewed more then 1,000 women garment workers as part of their research on gender-based violence.

In 2018, FWF set out to gather data on the factors that lead to incidences of gender-based violence in garment factories. The research project is being conducted in partnership with CARE International and is titled ‘I am a garment worker: Survey on women’s safety and well-being in the garment sector’.

Research training
The project started with a training session in Hanoi, Vietnam. For two days, twenty participants from FWF and other NGOs learned about gender-based violence in garment factories, and also participated in skills training on participatory research.

The project started with a training session in Hanoi, Vietnam. For two days, twenty participants from FWF and other NGOs learned about gender-based violence in garment factories, and also participated in skills training on participatory research.

Last month, stakeholders in Vietnam, including representatives from the trade unions, the local business association, and the labour ministry, gathered together to discuss the results and provide recommendations on moving forward.

Production pressure
I Am A Garment Worker appears to provide insight into the link between gender-based violence and increasing production pressure, as well as unplanned overtime. Such findings can offer brands and factories tangible steps to change behaviour and reduce violence and harassment in the workplace.

Stay tuned for the results of this participatory research. The full report will be launched in April. For more about our efforts to reduce gender-based violence, see our gender portal.


 

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