Module 3
Global supply chains and gender-based violence in the world of work

a) References

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Oxfam. (2012). Guide to Ending Violence Against Women

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Wagnera, KC., Yatesb, D., and Walcott, Q. (2012) Engaging men and women as allies: A workplace curriculum module to challenge gender norms about domestic violence, male bullying and workplace violence and encourage ally behavior. Work, 42 (2012) 107–113

Women Working Worldwide. (2011). Promoting Women Workers’ Rights in African Horticulture. Overview of research into workers’ conditions and industrial relations in the Ethiopian horticulture sectors. Available at:

Truskinovsky, Y., J. Rubin, and D. Brown (2013). Sexual Harassment in Garment Factories: Firm Structure, Organizational Culture and Incentive Systems, Better Work Discussion Paper No. 13, Geneva: Better Work. Available at:


b) Further resources

World Health Organization. (2013). Global and Regional Estimates of Violence against Women. Available at:

UN Women Safe Cities Global Initiative.

Fair Wear Foundation. (2013). Standing Firm against Factory Floor Harassment. Available at: