M-POWER SUMMIT: Program to End Violence, Harassment Changing the Dynamic in Lesotho

August 03, 2023 00:08:23
M-POWER SUMMIT: Program to End Violence, Harassment Changing the Dynamic in Lesotho
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M-POWER SUMMIT: Program to End Violence, Harassment Changing the Dynamic in Lesotho

Aug 03 2023 | 00:08:23

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Show Notes

  An unprecedented, binding, worker-centered program designed to comprehensively address rampant gender-based violence and harassment in several garment factories in Lesotho is succeeding in creating a safe and dignified workplace in Lesotho, attendees of a high-level summit in the southern African country were told last week. The July 27 summit, “Eradicating Gender-Based Violence and Harassment at Work in Southern Africa,” brought together government, labor and business leaders in Maseru, Lesotho’s capital, to highlight advances in ensuring worker rights and civil-society participation—including the program that arose from groundbreaking, anti-GVBH agreements negotiated collaboratively by local unions and women’s rights groups, multinational brands […]

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