Browse by Theme: Dignified Work
The domestic workers’ movement in Latin America has a long history of organizing dating back to the first decade of the 20th century. Thus, when CARE started engaging with domestic worker organizations as part of what would become the Dignified Work program (Trabajo Digno), it was entering a complex web of historical relationships, agendas, and existing organizations.Read more...
‘I know I cannot quit’: The prevalence and productivity cost of sexual harassment to the Cambodian garment industryMay 2017
This report presents the findings of a large-scale, nationally representative survey of sexual harassment in the Cambodian garment industry.Read more...
How tackling sexual harassment in the workplace promotes Women’s Economic Empowerment: Learning from the Cambodian garment industryMay 2017
CARE is presenting a session on sexual harassment in the workplace at the SEEP Network Learning Forum on Women’s Economic Empowerment. So what are the implications for the industry of the prevalence of sexual harassment, and how can the industry provide a safer work environment for women?Read more...
Four years have passed since Rana Plaza collapsed, but are workers any safer? The short answer is yes, but there is still a lot of work to do to make sure their working conditions are truly safe and to ensure workers’ rights are respected across the board.Read more...
Does DFID’s new Economic Development Strategy imply that they are willing to countenance low labour standards from businesses whose growth they support?May 2017
Given DFID’s commitment to the Global Goals and to labour standards (eg support of the ETI, guidance within CDC), why doesn’t DFID’s new Economic Development Strategy talk about Decent Work?Read more...
New evidence supports the business case for factory owners investing in training female garment workersMay 2017
Why is dignified work crucial for women’s economic empowerment?
Dignified work enables the economic empowerment of women through promoting decent working conditions, tackling the barriers that women face to achieving equity in the workplace, and supporting women to take control over their wages and unpaid care work.
Women workers face many barriers to economic empowerment inside and outside of the ‘workplace’, including issues at work (such as unequal working conditions), in their homes and communities, and during their commute. These barriers all have an impact on their ability to stay in work, the conditions of their work, and the economic benefits of it for women. Dignified work promotes the economic empowerment of women workers in all spheres of their lives. Find out more in this Insights blog and this video.
- COVID-19 and the garment industry: Protect workers, transform the industry
- Needs Assessment for Cambodia and Needs Assessment for Bangladesh with female garment workers during COVID-19
- Transforming the future of work for gender equality: What's happening in Asia?
- Made by Women – Find out more about CARE's work promoting the rights of women garment workers in Asia
- Equal Value, Equal Rights – Find out more about CARE's work supporting the Domestic Workers Movement in Latin America
- ILO Convention 190 – Find out more about CARE's work supporting the adoption and ratification of the ILO Convention on Ending Violence and Harassment in the World of Work