In 2016, Jo Cox was fatally shot and stabbed multiple times during her term as British Labour Member of Parliament. This is just one of many cases across the world in which women in politics are targeted through assassination attempts,
There are currently 60–70 million garment workers worldwide; 75% are women. The vast majority are engaged in informal employment, which the ILO has defined as “all remunerative work (i.e. both self-employment and wage employment) that is not registered, regulated or
CGIAR gives an overview of the plight of female agricultural workers across the globe as well as the increase in productivity that would result from balancing the resource disparity between men and women.
In addition to the reports made about Walmart and H&M, another report focuses on popular clothing company, GAP and their misuse of labour regulations and laws. Overseas, in countries such as Cambodia, Sri Lanka, India etc, labour exploitation is a
H&M factories in Southeast Asian countries like Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, and Sri Lanka are reported to carry out violence that disproportionately affect women. With the women comprising 80-95 percent of the sector, a abusive and exploitative environment is being perpetuated,
A report focusing on the overall conditions garment workers working for Walmart face. Some of these include short term contracts, production targets, and excessive working hours that foster an exploitative environment for these workers.
Drawing on a multitude of countries, extensive research is conducted on the wage gap, the violence and safety issues, and occupational segregation the persists within agricultural labor disproportionately affecting women in the sector.
Published in New Frontiers in Feminist Political Economy, CWGL Faculty Director Radhika Balakrishnan and Sonja Thomas outline a human rights approach to social protection from a feminist economic perspective.
On 19 December 2011, the General Assembly adopted General Assembly Resolution 66/130, “Women and political participation.” The resolution called for more inclusivity in the political sphere, including acknowledging the importance of female political representation, eliminating laws preventing women’s participation in