Development Blog

There is currently a great opportunity for everyone who is interested in women’s economic empowerment to push forward a key initiative to tackle the gender-based violence which plays a key role in the workplace in continuing oppressive working conditions, in… Read more...
Sharmin Akhter, a garment worker in Gazipur, Bangladesh Sharmin Akhter, a garment worker in Gazipur, Bangladesh
The suggested ILO Convention on ending violence and harassment at work, while positive, still has some way to go on some key issues, including the role of women in developing and implementing the Convention, who are identified as workers, what… Read more...
Sharmin Akhter on her way to the garment factory where she works in Bangladesh Sharmin Akhter on her way to the garment factory where she works in Bangladesh
Organisations thrive when management and employees have open communications and are able to discuss issues and develop solutions together. Investing in workers can lead to an increase in their productivity, reliability and quality of work. Most importantly, workers who have… Read more...
Rita, member of a Community Development Forum at a tea plantation in Sri Lanka Rita, member of a Community Development Forum at a tea plantation in Sri Lanka
The only good thing about the recent revelations over the yawningly wide gender pay gap at the BBC was the outrage. People felt it was morally corrupt and utterly unequal that women were paid less than men for doing the… Read more...
A CARE project in Cambodia advocated for equal labour rights for women construction workers A CARE project in Cambodia advocated for equal labour rights for women construction workers
Largely through the efforts of the Trade Union movement, the ILO is now in a process of considering whether to establish a new instrument or instruments on “Ending violence and harassment against women and men in the world of work”.… Read more...
A garment factory manager holds a sign supporting CARE Cambodia’s campaign against sexual harassment in the workplace A garment factory manager holds a sign supporting CARE Cambodia’s campaign against sexual harassment in the workplace
The Decade of African Women – launched in 2010 by the African Union – has seen significant strides made by African countries to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment. Notable within West Africa has been the drive towards women’s economic… Read more...
Eunice Quanioo, a savings group member in central Ghana Eunice Quanioo, a savings group member in central Ghana