Sexual harassment at work: Insights from the global garment industry

Violence and harassment in the workplace are violations of fundamental human rights. They have profoundly negative effects on the health, wellbeing and productivity of workers.

Better Work’s experience in the global garment industry, where many workers are affected by violence and harassment - particularly sexual harassment - provides a unique perspective on how to identify, monitor and prevent abuses of this kind.

This brief provides an overview of the programme’s approach to addressing the underlying conditions that lead to sexual
harassment and the innovative methods used to assess its incidence. It also details some of the prevention programmes
Better Work has put in place and examines their impact.