Global supply chains and gender-based violence in the world of work
At the end of the module, participants will be able to:
- Understand and define gender-based violence and sexual harassment in the world of work.
- Reflect on how this type of violence particularly affects women working in global supply chains, identifying the specific risk factors comprised in global production methods.
- Identify arguments and means to advocate for eliminating gender-based violence in global supply chains.
This module contains:
- Briefing 3.1 - Introduction to gender-based violence in the world of work
- Briefing 3.2 - Gender-based violence in global supply chains
Three case studies:
- Case Study 3.1: The vulnerability of immigrant farmworkers to sexual harassment
- Case Study 3.2: Protecting pregnant workers’ rights in Lesotho – the impact of long working hours
- Case Study 3.3: Dealing with production pressures in the horticulture industry in Ethiopia
Four Learning activities:
- Learning Activity 3.1: What is our understanding of gender-based violence?
- Learning Activity 3.2: Production pressures in the horticulture industry in Ethiopia
- Learning Activity 3.3: The vulnerability of immigrant farmworkers to sexual harassment
- Learning Activity 3.4: Exploring the specific causes of sexual harassment in global supply chains Exploring
This module will particularly interest representatives of:
- Lead companies (brands, supermarkets and company CSR)
- Multi-stakeholder initiatives and CSR stakeholders
- Multi-lateral organizations
- Employers and trade unions at national and international level
- Legal and government agencies
- Occupational safety and health specialists, including factory inspectors
- Trainers of managers and workers in factories and farms in global supply chains
- Local trade unions and NGOs supporting worker education
- International and local development programme planners