Gender Based Abuse In The Garment Industry Revelations. By Lottie Jackson
ABUSE IS DAILY REALITY FOR FEMALE GARMENT WORKERS FOR GAP AND H&M ACCORDING TO TWO SEPARATE REPORTS PUBLISHED LAST WEEK BY GLOBAL LABOUR JUSTICE
In today's Guardian, Kate Hodal exposes the detrimental human cost of fast fashion and the demands it places on factory workers in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. Detailing reports by Global Labour Justice which surveyed more than 540 Asian factory workers, the article reveals multiple allegations of sexual and physical work-place harassment between January and May 2018.
Jennifer Rosenbaum, US director of Global Labour Justice, said: "We must understand gender-based violence as an outcome of the global supply chain structure. H&M and Gap's fast fashion supply chain model creates unreasonable production targets and underbid contracts, resulting in women working unpaid overtime and working very fast under extreme pressure."
Read The Guardian article on this in full here.