Gender Justice on Garment Global Supply Chains: An Agenda to Transform Fast Fashion

 

Transforming the world of work to meet the challenges posed by global inequality and the gender gap requires a gender lens. More importantly, the leadership of women in trade unions and civil society organizations is a must to face these challenges alongside the rise of fascism, xenophobic nationalism, and climate change.

 

The Global Labor Justice series, Gender Justice on Garment Global Supply Chains: An Agenda to Transform Fast- Fashion, lays out six pillars of a gender justice approach. The series analyzes key barriers to gender justice and proposes a bold and transformative vision of work with dignity and economic security for women workers led by women worker leaders involved in national and regional worker organizations. Each Pillar sets out concrete solutions to advance gender justice on garment supply chains, including recommendations for new international labor standards and interpretations, and innovative roles for supplier unions, allied unions, women’s organizations, human rights organizations, and consumers in production and retail countries.

 

• Pillar 1, End Gender Based Violence and Harassment: Gender Justice on Garment Global Supply Chains, An Agenda to Transform Fast-Fashion

Ending gender based violence and harassment (GBHV) is a key component of bringing a gender justice approach to global supply chains- specifically fast fashion. This report—the first in the series, Gender Justice on Garment Global Supply Chains: An Agenda to Transform Fast-Fashion—provides a roadmap for international legal frameworks, criteria for corporate accountability initiatives, and a transformative new prevention approach from the Asia Floor Wage Alliance to end GBVH on garment production lines.

It especially appropriate that the first international labor standard addressing gender based violence in the world of work is informed by and inform broader discussions on the Future of Work and the Centennial of the International Labor Organization.

 

• Pillar 2, Incorporate a Gender Lens into Living Wage Frameworks

 

• Pillar 3, Advance Economic Security: Protect Workers as Supply Chains Relocate

 

• Pillar 4, Uplift Women’s Leadership in Organizations and Advocacy

 

• Pillar 5, Promote Decent Work and Fair Migration in the Garment Sector

 

• Pillar 6, Shift Coercive Supply Chain Practices that Contribute to and Constitute Forced Labor

Recommendations to the International Labour Organization (ILO)

Spectrum of gender based violence in the garment supply chain: Gap, H&M, and Walmart

Gendered production roles in the garment supply chain: Bangladesh, Cambodia, and India

Gender Justice on Garment Global Supply Chains: An Agenda to Transform Fast Fashion