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ILO Convention to End Violence Against Women and Men at Work

CARE aims to ensure all women working in the garment industry in Asia are safe, respected and valued at work. As many as 1 in 3 women employed in garment factories in Asia-Pacific countries report they have experienced harassment at work.* This has huge social and economic consequences; an ILO study estimates losses from stress and violence in the workplace at 1-3.5% of GDP.**

CARE supports a global Convention on violence and harassment in the world of work. This would set clear global standards for preventing abuse at work, impacting the millions of women employed in the garment supply chain in Asia. We believe this is particularly relevant for an industry where 75% of workers globally are women.

Learn more about this opportunity for change in CARE’s quick guide.

Read the most recent updates on CARE Insights.

How Has CARE Engaged in Asia?

  • CARE offices across the Asia region continue to engage with their governments to raise awareness of the importance of a convention preventing violence and harassment in the world of work.
  • CARE International's Head of Global Advocacy attended the International Labour Conference in 2018 to push for CARE's policy asks and CARE continued to engage with the ILO process in 2019 to ensure strong wording within the new Convention.
  • Stories of women from across the Asia region have featured in global public campaigns highlighting their experiences to gather support for a convention which protects everyone, everywhere. See how these were used in Australia and the USA.
  • CARE's Made by Women Strategy supported women from trade union confederations in Asia to attend the International Labour Conference in 2018 to ensure their voices were heard.

See the impact of CARE's engagement with workers, employers and government representative in Pakistan. 

 

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Empowering Women to Take the Lead

Women in Bangladesh are having their voices heard. 

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Women employed in garment factories in Bangladesh are becoming leaders at work and in their own communities.

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Engage With Our Work

How are we maximizing our impact? 

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The Personal Advancement and Career Enhancement (P.A.C.E.) program, funded by Gap Inc., worked with young women in the garment industry in Cambodia.

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Learn From Our Experience

We share our insight into the industry. 

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CARE works to improve workers' rights.

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Preventing Violence at Work

Factories are taking steps so women feel safer.

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Factories are taking steps so women feel safer.

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Show Solidarity

Add your voice to campaigns for improved protections.

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The program, “Economic Empowerment for Female Garment Workers” is designed to research, identify, and test digital financial tools and deliver complementary education that can be scaled in the future.

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See the Reality

Check out our video interviews.

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