This study intends to increase understanding on gender equality and discrimination in Cambodia’s garment industry with a view to improve the economic and social well-being of its mostly female workforce and inform the further development of a responsible corporate model of garment production. It examines the working and living conditions of garment workers and their perceptions on discrimination and harassment in the workplace in garment factories in the country. The report provides a number of recommendations for the ILO, the Government, employers and workers and their organizations, and for civil society. The recommendations call for strengthening gender equality and gender mainstreaming programmes within these organizations; improving technical capacity to address and improve working conditions alongside business needs; promoting pay equity, advancement and training opportunities, anti-harassment programmes, and maternity protection within the factories; and developing programmes and partnerships to address garment industry workers’ needs for better food and nutrition, health services including reproductive health services, access to water, sanitation and energy, and access to childcare and education.
Bipartite Child labour Collective bargaining Conflict and dispute CSR Discrimination Economic development and performance Education EU Freedom of association Gender equality Good practices Government H&S Harassment and abuse Human Resource Management Human rights Industrial relations Industry - Garment Industry - Manufacturing Innovation Labour market Labour relations Labour rights Labour standards Level - Corporate Level - Enterprise Level - National Living wage Minimum wage Negotiations Organisation - CNV Internationaal Organisation - ILO Principles Productivity Social dialogue Strikes Supply chain Tripartite Unions Violence Wages Women workers Worker voice Working conditions