After an employee’s allegations went viral, will Chinese companies adopt anti-harassment policies?

On Tuesday, an Alibaba manager threatened a defamation lawsuit against a female colleague who accused him of sexually assaulting her on a business trip. The same day, a Beijing court dismissed Zhou Xiaoxuan’s lawsuit against Zhu …

Cosatu, MPs welcome passing of gender-based violence laws

Cosatu and MPs have welcomed the adoption of gender-based violence bills, saying they will intensify the fight against the killing of women and children. Cosatu urged Parliament to immediately send …

Court Rules in Favour of Women Harassed and Abused by Nigerian Police & AEPB

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ruled in favour of six women who were harassed and abused during raids by the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), police and …

Workplace Gender-Based Violence and Harassment in China: Harmonizing Domestic Law and Practice with International Standards

“The incidents discussed above provide a glimpse into the widespread gender-based violence and harassment (“GBVH”) that exists in the Chinese workplace, as well as the significant forces that keep victims …

Bias in, bias out : gender and work in the platform economy

“Gender discrimination in the world of work is deeply rooted and widespread. This paper focuses on the ways in which historically rooted gender divisions of labour are replicated, and may …

Initial Assessment of the notification of 4 Trade Unions vs APG Asset Management

On 18 May, 2020 the Dutch National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (NCP) received a notification of a specific instance from the International Union of Food, …

ILO Working Paper: Turning up the heat: Exploring potential links between climate change and gender-based violence and harassment in the garment sector

“Violence and harassment are widespread issues within the garment sector in Asia (Better Work 2019a), and with the effects of climate change increasing, it is possible that these behaviours could …

How a Sexual-Harassment Suit May Test the Reach of #MeToo in China

Just after noon on December 2nd, dozens of young women gathered on Danling Street, in central Beijing, outside the Haidian District Court, where a high-profile sexual-harassment trial was set to …

Exclusive: Workers in Factory That Makes Kate Hudson’s Fabletics Activewear Allege Rampant Sexual and Physical Abuse

Employees at a garment factory in Lesotho, a tiny country in southern Africa, say they have lived in constant fear for years. Each day at 7 a.m., as their sewing machines …

Lebanon: Sexual Harassment Law Missing Key Protections

Lebanon’s new sexual harassment law falls short of international standards by addressing sexual harassment solely as a crime and neglecting prevention, labor law reforms, monitoring, and civil remedies, Human Rights Watch …

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