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01/09/2014 - 00:00
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Reduction of economic discrimination and workplace violence in Indian's export-oriented garment factories.


Over 2.5 million women work in India's export-oriented garment industry. These jobs, as part of global supply chains, have great potential  to improve the socioeconomic status of women. For the vast majority of workers, garment factory jobs are their first exposure to the formal economy and the skills and income which the formal economy should provide. In actuality, women face high levels of (sexual) harassment, verbal and physical abuse, as well as economic and career discrimination. India has strong and recently updated laws in place to address workplace violence and discrimination against women; however, proper implementation is rare. This action will pilot strategies to reduce workplace violence and discrimination against women by ensuring that relevant Indian law and human resource 

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