Resource Kit on gender-based violence now online

To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women FWF and the Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITCILO) are proud to launch their joint publication: the Resource Kit on gender-based violence in global supply chains.

The Kit is designed to help global brands, employers, trade unions and other stakeholders to tackle gender-based violence and discrimination in their supply chains. Andreas Klemmer, Director of Training Programmes ITCILO: ‘This kit provides valuable background and expert resources, as well as a wealth of case studies and practical strategies to overcome violence against women workers.’

Vulnerable workers

Gender-based violence in garment factories, particularly in the form of sexual violence and verbal abuse, is under-reported. Yet, it is experienced by many vulnerable, often young and female, workers. The Resource Kit helps users to raise awareness on the topic, and to identify gender-based violence in supply chains and the role that brands can play in reducing it.  It also presents practical initiatives and strategies.

The Resource Kit can be used for both individual and group learning on issues related to gender-based violence in global supply chains. You can find the Resource Kit here. For more information on violence against women in global garment supply chains, read FWF’s Standing Firm Against Factory Floor Harassment.