Tea estates are often home, workplace and community space for workers. This unfortunately also means violence against women and sexual harassment are not uncommon issues in the tea sector.
A year ago, we started the Women’s Safety Accelerator Fund with several partners to address gender-based violence and create a safe and empowering workplace for women workers. A safe workplace for women means a workplace, which is free from discrimination and any form of violence, a workplace which is fair and treats women and men equally.
We started in the tea sector in Assam, India and reached 60,000 workers in this first year. An encouraging start and the work is not finished.
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