Project in collaboration between Better Work, the International Finance Corporation and national stakeholders in Jordan to address gender-based violence.
The ILO’s Better Work Indonesia programme has launched an innovative campaign on gender equality in garment industry. Making the best use of technology, BWI’s campaign ran a video blog (vlog) competition.
We have seen dramatic changes in the garment sector in recent years. Trade wars and new trade agreements, technological shifts and changing consumption patterns, to name but a few. How far have we come in addressing these challenges and what’s in store as we enter 2020, and the second decade of Better Work?
Ririh and the pink room: How investing in breastfeeding facilities benefits workers, their babies and business
High performing factory progressively improve services for pregnant and breastfeeding employees.
Better Work and partners are tackling sexual harassment in factories in Haiti.
After a successful pilot, the Gender Equality and Returns (GEAR) initiative will be scaled up to train 700 female operators and their managers in 70 factories. GEAR trained 144 female workers in the pilot phase; 58 of whom are now in supervisory roles with a 39 percent increase in salary.
On International Women’s Day, Better Work outlines the benefits of making garment factories places of equal opportunity.
Raeda Abu Halawa is a Jordanian woman working as a mechanic in one of the satellite factories affiliated to the Better Work Jordan programme.
Through Better Work Jordan’s culturally sensitive training on sexual harassment prevention in the workplace, female workers are finding their voice.
Balancing paid work and family care is a major challenge for women workers in Cambodia’s garment sector but investing in practical solutions to enhance gender equality is good for business as well as for workers, their families and their communities.