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We mean business: protecting women’s rights in global supply chains

This free to download report examines the position of women in global supply chains, particularly in agriculture, and outlines ways in which they must be protected.

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

International Labour Organisation C190 - anniversary webinar

To mark the one year anniversary of the adoption of ILO Convention 190: Violence and Harassment Convention, a webinar entitled "The World of Work is Changing! Why ILO C190 Matters More Than Ever" was

Has gender equality been put into lockdown?

Covid-19 has altered the lives of women and men worldwide. In lockdown, we became teachers, nurses, cooks and caregivers, all at the same time. This has not only affected parents and adults, but young

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World Food Day 2020

Before the pandemic, 27 million people were experiencing in “emergency” levels of food insecurity, one step away from famine (FAO 2020). The Covid-19 crisis could have a catastrophic impact of their

Covid-19 Food Crisis: Monitoring research

ActionAid’s Covid-19 Food Crisis Monitoring research explores how measures to control the pandemic are affecting the lives of women smallholder farmers across 14 countries in Asia and Africa.

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

Migrant women’s resilience in Spain

Migrants, particularly women, are often caught in a web of arbitrarily implemented laws that leave them insecure and vulnerable to exploitation.