Indonesia 2016 Country Study

indonesia COUNTRY STUDY for 2016

A significant contributor to Indonesia’s large economy, the garment industry is an important employer of women in both the formal and informal sector. Conditions at factories vary considerably, and are generally much worse in medium and small enterprises, which do not attract the kinds of scrutiny that large suppliers to international brands are subjected to. The garment industry in Indonesia has received a great deal of attention from international and local NGOs and trade unions, but much remains to be done before the standards embedded in FWF Code of Labour Practice are fully met even in the more compliant segments of the sector.

In legal terms, Indonesia is highly compliant with ILO core conventions and other important human and labour rights instruments including CEDAW. Like many countries in the region, however, it continues to experience serious problems in terms of implementation of its legal framework. This has led to issues with freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining; working hours and conditions, including the right of women to be free of sexual harassment in the workplace; occupational health and safety; and the right to a living wage.

FWF will continue to provide updated information on Indonesia on its website and will update this country study on a periodic basis in the future.

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