Global supply chains: where do women work and under what conditions?
At the end of the module, participants will be able to:
- Appreciate the existence of different employment patterns for men and women in global production.
- Examine issues related to employment and working conditions in global supply chains using a gender perspective.
Briefing 2 – Global supply chains: where do women work and under what conditions?
Two case studies:
Case Study 2.1: Child labour and young women garment workers in Tamil Nadu, India
Case Study 2.2: Forced pregnancy testing in maquiladoras in Central and South America
Case Study 2.3: Mining for use in mobile phones - gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Two learning activities:
Learning Activity 2.1: Where do you stand on gender equality?
Learning Activity 2.2: Exploring gender-specific elements of women’s employment in global supply chains
This module will particularly interest representatives from:
- Lead companies (brands, supermarkets and company CSR
- Multi-stakeholder initiatives and CSR stakeholders
- Multi-lateral organizations
- Workplace safety and health officers, including factory and farm inspectors
- Global and national NGOs
- International and local development programme planners