Final Evaluation: “Anti-Harassment Committee and Violence Prevention System in Export-Oriented Garment factories” (India and Bangladesh)

Authors/editor(s): DBMresearch

Grantee: Fair Wear Foundation

Countries: India and Bangladesh

Period: October 2011 to March 2015

Grant amount: $471,000

 

Publication description. The goal was for women and girls working in targeted export-oriented garment factories in south India and Bangladesh to work in an environment that has less verbal, psychological and physical abuse and less sexual harassment.

Main findings of the evaluation:

  • responded to the needs of women and girls working in the export-oriented garment industry in three cities in India and Bangladesh;
  • raised awareness among the workforce of the factories about harassment and violence against women;
  • collaborated with different players along the supply chain;
  • established functional supportive mechanisms in institutional frameworks that have been an effective approach to dealing with violence and harassment in the garment industry; and
  • resulted in women workers, especially those elected as Anti-Harassment Committee members, experiencing more friendly working environments in factories that were part of the project, in part because of the Anti-Harassment Committee and Anti-Harassment Act and the support given by other organizations.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific; Bangladesh; India

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls; Monitoring and evaluation; Anti-violence interventions; Sexual harassment

Resource type: Evaluation reports

Publication year: 2015