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COVID-19 crisis: Myanmar’s garment workers at greater risk of domestic violence

ActionAid is warning of the dire situation facing garment workers in Myanmar as the UN finds that nearly half the world’s workers are at risk of losing their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic

"Garment workers don’t care about catching Covid-19, their main worry is that they will starve"

Phyo leads ActionAid Myanmar’s work supporting garment workers affected by the coronavirus crisis. Here she explains why the pandemic is leaving informal workers without any means to support their

Covid-19: A women-led response

ActionAid research shows how lockdowns and coronavirus restrictions have unleashed a shocking surge in gender-based violence globally.

But while violence is rising, women’s shelters are being shut

Don’t cut women’s lifelines, warns ActionAid

A new report by ActionAid shows that gender-based violence (GBV) is skyrocketing during the Covid-19 pandemic. Published in June 2020.

Violence is not part of the job

ActionAid and partners are calling on ILO member states to urgently ratify and bring into force new global legislation to end violence and harassment at work. Read our joint statement on this page.

Calls for greater action from the South African government following rise in violence against women and xenophobic attacks

ActionAid country directors from across Africa have issued a joint statement in solidarity with those protesting against xenophobic attacks in South Africa

Stuck in limbo: The Rohingya Refugee Crisis, three years on

Heavy monsoon rains are pounding the Rohingya refugee camps at Cox’s Bazar, flooding the crowded settlement and destroying makeshift homes. It is yet another hardship testing the resilience of

Wunmi Mosaku: “Let’s support women to claim their rights”

Actor Wunmi Mosaku discusses the real heroes she met on a trip with ActionAid to one of Ghana’s poorest regions. She is joining forces with ActionAid's campaign to put power back in the hands of

80% of garment workers in Bangladesh have experienced or witnessed sexual violence and harassment at work

New research: 80% of garment workers in Bangladesh have experienced or witnessed sexual violence and harassment at work, with 90% saying their job is negatively impacting their health.

"The dress you are wearing to look beautiful is made of our sweat and tears"

Research conducted by ActionAid and Centre for Development Communications has found that 80% of garment workers in Bangladesh have either seen or directly experienced sexual violence or harassment in