Module 5
The role of managers and supervisors in preventing sexual harassment in the workplace

Learning objective

The contents of this module provide information and resources for participants to:

  • Develop strategies, including training and awareness-raising, to assist managers and supervisors in global supply chains to become better aware of the risks of gender-based violence

Module contents

One briefing:

  • Briefing 5: Workplace initiatives - the role of managers and supervisors

Three case studies of training and awareness carried out with managers and supervisors:

  • Case Study 5.1 Ethical Trading Initiative: Equal treatment training for managers, supervisors  and workers
  • Case Study 5.2 Ethical Tea Partnership training to tackle discrimination and harassment in Kenya
  • Case Study 5.3 Challenging sexual harassment in the textile sector through international support (Better Work)

Two Learning Activities:

  • Activity 5.1: Identifying sexual harassment and violence in the workplace
  • Activity 5.2: Role play on sexual harassment in the workplace

Target Audiences

This module will be of particular interest to representatives from:

  • Employers’ organizations and trade unions at local, national and international level
  • Trainers of managers, supervisors and workers in global supply chains
  • Multi-stakeholder initiatives and CSR stakeholders
  • Multi-lateral and national organizations
  • NGOs and local agencies, including law enforcement agencies
  • International and local development programme planners