Browse by Theme: Dignified Work
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?
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 workers
Why is dignified work crucial for women’s economic empowerment?
The well-established notion of Decent Work focuses on the workplace and social protection for workers. CARE’s concept of Dignified Work goes beyond this to include access to work - because women face many issues beyond employer discrimination (such as the burden of unpaid care) before they can have the same access to work as men do; and the issue of women's control over the use of their wages and assets. Find out more in this Insights blog by Gerry Boyle and this video by Joe Sutcliffe.
- The business case for dignified work - why investing in training for women workers makes good business sense
- Trade agreements must include labour standards - because this will help women get more jobs and better pay
- Four years on from Rana Plaza - what's changed? And what should happen next?
- Three key steps to empowering women in global value chains – what companies must do
- Why anyone who supports women’s rights should support living wages – throughout the supply chain
- Made by Women - Find out more about CARE's work promoting the rights of women garment workers in Asia
Since starting an internship at CARE International UK in the Policy and Advocacy team, I’ve had the chance to support research on women’s economic empowerment programmes, with a specific focus on the ready-made garment sector in South East Asia. CARE’s broader role in training value chain workers in partnership with companies like Mondelez, establishing savings groups with women, and committing to a Dignified Work agenda, is crucial to tackling widespread injustice in global value chains across all industries. Researching ready-made garment value chains specifically has led me to re-evaluate some of my own shopping habits, and shown me that change has to come from consumers.Read more...
CARE’s strategy on Women’ s Economic Empowerment includes a commitment to Dignified Work. Many of those who work on workers’ rights might question what we mean – how does this compare to the well-established notion of Decent Work, as exemplified by the ILO’s Decent Work agenda? How is Dignified Work different from Decent Work?Read more...
The current UN High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment is highlighting the major attention being paid by governments, the development community and others to the importance of women’s economic empowerment to tackling poverty and ensuring women achieve the target of gender equality which the world has agreed to as Sustainable Development Goal 5.Read more...