60% of women workers report harassment and abuse at work in India and Bangladesh. Learn more about common problems, and what apparel brands are doing to help reduce and prevent workplace violence.
Ensuring that the work done by women and men is valued fairly and ending pay discrimination is essential to achieving gender equality. However, pay inequality continues to persist and gender pay gaps in some instances have stagnated or even increased. As unequal remuneration is a subtle chronic problem, it is difficult to overcome without a clear understanding of the principle of equal remuneration for men and women for work of equal value. This Guide clarifies the concepts underlying this principle and offers insights on how it can be applied in practice.
The vast majority of workers employed in the garment industry are women. This paper offers some concrete examples of gender issues in the Latin American garment industry. It focuses on the ‘Cut-Make-Trim’ (CMT) phase of the garment industry.
This report highlights several labour rights violations faced by girls and young women employed under the Sumangali Scheme in the Tamil Nadu garment industry.
An update on the original ‘Captured by Cotton’ report about the Sumangali forced labour scheme in Tamil Nadu, South India.
In this report findings on the labour conditions in the South Indian garment and textile industry are presented. Thousands of girls work under recruitment and employment schemes like Sumangali that amount to bonded labour. The report features case studies of four large Tamil Nadu-based garment manufacturers.
In the past few years, a number of garment brands as well as European and American politicians have started to take action against bonded (child) labour in South India, known as the Sumangali Scheme. This report highlights developments and areas which still require further action.