Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector

A gender perspective on human rights due diligence – practical tools and experiences in garment supply chains

Feb 22, 2022 | 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Side Sessions


by FOKUS- Forum for Women and Development and OECD Watch 80% of garment workers are women, at high risk of sexual harassment and low pay despite broad awareness of gender-based harassment in the industry. What are the persistent hurdles to overcome these human rights violations? Which tools and mechanisms are available for brands and other stakeholders? Are these effective and useful when viewed in the light of the experiences and perspectives of non-governmental organisations, unions and labour rights organisations, producers, and buyers? What is the most important measure these stakeholders will undertake to promote gender-equal and harassment-free workplaces in the global garment industry? And what would each stakeholder challenge the others to do better? These are the main questions for this solution-oriented side session, hosted jointly by OECD Watch and FOKUS – Forum for Women and Development, where we invite different stakeholders to share their perspectives and experiences. Please register to attend this session.