Fair Wear celebrates International Women’s Day

Today FWF celebrates International Women’s Day, a global day to honour the achievements of women. This day also marks a call for increased gender parity.

Violence against women is one of the most widespread violations of human rights. A disturbingly high percentage of garment workers have reported experiencing some form of harassment or violence—ranging from verbal and physical abuse and sexual harassment, to forced labour, assault and rape.

The good news is that garment workers are beginning to speak up about these problems. For example, in Bangladesh, garment workers and factories have worked with FWF to set up anti-harassment committees, which can file grievances on behalf of garment workers who have experienced harassment.

This project could not be successful without FWF brands. They need to work very closely with their suppliers to establish such committees and make sure these function. In this new FWF Best Practice video, FWF brand Stanley/Stella takes us to a factory where workers handle cases of harassment in cooperation with factory management.

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