Women bearing brunt of COVID-19’s impact on RMG sector: ILO

The impact of COVID-19 on women in the garment industry in the region has worsened due to underlying challenges, according to a new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO)

Nov 21, 2020
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The impact of COVID-19 on women in the garment industry in the region has worsened due to underlying challenges, according to a new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO).

The challenges include discrimination and harassment, underrepresentation of women's voice, wage gaps as well as unevenly shared unpaid care and family obligations.

A study conducted on garment workers in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya, Lesotho and Viet Nam, ILO's Better Work project found that waged employment helped advance women's empowerment in societies considered to be highly gendered.

https://www.thedailystar.net/business/news/women-bearing-brunt-covid-19s-impact-rmg-sector-ilo-1998605

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