A global coalition of trade unions, worker rights and human rights organizations, which include the Asia Floor Wage Alliance Global Labor JusticeCENTRAL, Society for Labour and Development and Sedane Labour Resource Centre have collaborated to release new factory level research detailing the spectrum of gender based violence endured by women workers across the Asian supply chain in Walmart, H&M and GAP garment supplier factories.

In 2018, for the first time, the International Labor Organization (ILO) will convene to set international labor standards on gender based violence. Women trade union leaders from around the world along with governments and business will meet to discuss the historic opportunity to create a global standard protecting women across sectors. These reports have been prepared to inform this dialogue and to make sure the experience and recommendations of low wage women are uplifted.

The reports include an investigation of gender-based violence in Walmart, H&M and GAP garment supplier factories conducted between January 2018 and May 2018 in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, India, and Sri Lanka. The research seeks to understand the spectrum of gender based violence and associated risk factors; and to use this information to address gender based violence through an ongoing approach that incorporates training on workplace violence as well as national and international level advocacy. These reports build on a 2016 report on Walmart’s global supply chain in garment and five tribunals held by the Asia Floor Wage on the sector overall.

You can read the reports  and recent media coverage here.
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