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Enhancing Women's Voice to Stop Sexual Harassment (STOP)

  • Organisation:

    CARE Australia

  • ABN or Auspicing Organisation:

    46003380890

  • Scope of Activity:

    International

  • Geographic Location:

    Mekong Region including Vietnam and Myanmar

  • Target Groups:

    Business Professionals
    Mothers
    Singles

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Funding Information

  • Total Funding Required (AUD):

    5,400,000

  • Current Funding (AUD):

    4,500,000

  • Funding Needed (AUD):

    900,000

  • Tax Deductability Status (DGR):

    Yes

  • Tax Concession Status (TCC):

    No

  • DGR Additional Information:

    N/A

  • Other Funding Partners:

    Australian Aid

Project Information

  • Project Commencement Date:
  • 01 Jul 2017
  • Project Completion Date:
  • 01 Jun 2021
  • What issues are addressed?:
  • Sexual harassment is a global issue. It is a form of gender-based violence - one of the most tolerated violations of workers’ human rights’.

    CARE’s research found that sexual harassment is a regular occurrence for women in the garment industry.

    Nearly one in three female garment factory workers in Cambodia report experiencing sexually harassing behaviours in the workplace over the last 12-months. In comparison one in four men surveyed (50 of the 198 men) reported being asked questions of a sexual nature in the workplace.
  • Project Description:
  • Enhancing Women’s Voice to Stop Sexual Harassment, is a project working in four countries in the Mekong, including Vietnam and Myanmar, to address sexual harassment in the garment industry.

    The project draws on CARE’s success in Cambodia in developing a workplace package for garment factories. CARE’s package includes a workplace sexual harassment policy; implementation guide for factories and a comprehensive multi-media training for factories to deliver to staff to prevent and report sexual harassment. The package was developed in consultation with government, industry and garment workers.

    CARE is adapting the learnings and successes of the Cambodia Pilot project, and working with unions, industry, NGOs and government to identify, test and roll out appropriate models across the Mekong region
  • Alleviating suffering / disadvantage?:
  • CARE is working with businesses and Governments to raise awareness and take action and ensure the prevention and remediation of sexual harassment is taken seriously.

    The project will operate through three approaches:

    1. Supporting garment factories to develop effective workplace mechanisms to respond to sexual harassment.

    2. Supporting female garment factory workers to feel safe to report sexual harassment, and through engaging with factories, to do so free from negative consequences.

    3. Strengthening the national regulatory environment of factories to promote laws, policies and mechanisms to address Sexual Harassment in the workplace.
  • Changing Policy, Practices & Systems?:
  • Working in coalition with other agencies and unions to influence legal and policy change in Vietnam and Myanmar to address Sexual Harassment.

    The project is developing, testing and adapting workplace packages for the prevention of, and response to sexual harassment in garment factories in Vietnam and Myanmar.
  • Investing in or empowering women?:
  • CARE is working with businesses and Governments to raise awareness and take action and ensure the prevention and remediation of sexual harassment is taken seriously.

    The project will support female garment factory workers to feel safe to report sexual harassment, and through engaging with factories, to do so free from negative consequences.
  • Media / Promotion?:
  • Not at present
  • How is success evaluated / measured?:
  • This project is building on the successful learnings and implementation of a previous three year initiative focused working in garment factories in Cambodia, where CARE is now working in partnership with Better Factories Cambodia, as we seek to influence and impact the wider Cambodian garment sector.

    The project will strengthen the evidence-base on the effectiveness of workplace interventions to tackle sexual harassment in factory settings. Evidence and research from the project will inform national advocacy efforts in relation to reform and regulation addressing workplace sexual harassment.

Contact Information

  • Contact Person:

    Barbara Charan

  • Email:

    barbara.charan@care.org.au

  • Website:

    Click Here

  • Phone:

    +61 3 9009 7151