One in seven women in Bengaluru garment industry faced sexual violence at the workplace: Women in Black protest on International Working Women’s Day
On 7th of March 2017, garment workers from Peenya Industrial Area came together to stand up against sexual violence at the workplace, to mark International Working Women’s Day. Women wore black and silently protested, in line with the global Women in Black anti-war women’s movement that began in the 1950s in Palestine and Israel.
The programme started out with a street theatre performance on reporting sexual violence, and the stigma surrounding it. Women from the Garment Labour Union interacted with women factory workers, and focused on raising awareness around sexual harassment at the workplace, and shared results from a study conducted in 2015 that focused on sexual violence faced by garment workers.
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Digital Development Debates (DDD) has just released its new issue! Issue #15 sets focus on the topic of “responsibility”.
Gisela Burckhardt published her latest artcile in that issue:
Better Brands, Better Production?
Ever since the tragedy of Rana Plaza, poor working conditions have increased in visibility. But do the huge labels really keep their fair production promises?
By Gisela Burckhardt first published in http://www.dandc.eu/
Many people buying a branded fashion garment think that the higher price they pay means a better‑quality product and better working conditions for those who made it. Sadly, they are generally wrong: just like discounters, expensive fashion labels have products made in poor conditions.