Bengaluru garment hub’s dirty secret: Sexual harassment in the workplace

Bengaluru garment hub’s dirty secret: Sexual harassment in the workplace

Sakina * a department in the department of work in Bengaluru to see who practices it on the next date of their hearing. Elle savait well the disposition du bâtiment, comme sa maison, or are dernier lieu de travail – the usual plant in it is a game of three years. In addition to the greenhouses, the gardes de sécurité, les péones au bureau, et ils ont répondu avec des sourires soucieux.

Vers 13 heures, dont ils ont dit that the fonctionnaire du gouvernement that conviennenter prender plus of temps pour le voir. Ainsi, Sakina, age of 42 ans, has been assis sous an arbre à l’extérieur, deserré le burkha autour de son et ou sa sa boîte à lunch in acer. “Je ne vais pas rentrer chez moi jusqu’à ce qu’il soit le soir”, a-tle el déclaré à Kannada. “De toute façon, je ne peux pas aller à la maison avec les nouvelles désespérées, ou je vais perdre leur soutien.”

Sakina’s family and friends are conditioned by her decision to put the 25-year career, a job in a clothing factory and family stability into a challenge, as at the time, a time of sexual harness at work. Sakina started a collage of the factory she had worked for, demanded the sexual favelas and the punishment for the ne pas to conform.

“Presque tout le monde m’a dit que je suis d’un harcèlement prouverait que je n’étais pas harcelé”, dit Sakina en tenant sa tête. “Parce que dans notre culture, une femme qui est harcelée ne parle général pas”. More this waiting for silence. Sakina has completed her work at work and, if she has not satisfied the answer, she has submitted an application in the Karnataka work service. Alors who roues de la justice is révoltent lentement, elle est devenue plus déterminée à voir jusqu’à la fin. “Ce n’est pas seulement pour moi”, en-elle dit. “Demain, ma fille peut aller à un bureau ou une usine – il doit être en sécurité pour elle”.

Une étude menée in 2016 by the non-governmental organization, Sisters of Change, to révélé that 60% of women workers verbal, physical or sexual violence. More of the National Commission for women who received 522 plants in 2015, do not travellers des business étaient négligeables. Sakina industry works in textiles and clothing, is the second employer after agriculture in India. Près des Trois Quarts de as active population of 24 lakh sont des jeunes femmes.

To Bangalore, which is 1 200 millimeters more than the number of women aged 18 to 40 years. Hours work eight hours to 10 hours per day and receive a minimum wage – less than 7,500 per month. Moreover, in a sector that relies heavily on women, sexual harcèlement is the normal and little approached. The recruiting practices they create for young people are dedicated to the rural villages of Geneva or other states and the auberges where these workers are confined to create an environment conducive to exploitation.

A woman on the sept works at the Bengaluru mills make face to a harcèlement. Female workers at the same time as they are educated at school are handled by unions, wages, and labor surcharges, and are no more than vulgar verbal abuses and sexes in the factory, but Less susceptible to protester et de reservoir réparation.

Des femmes comme Sakina, qui se salt plants, sontars. Plus of 60 Bengaluru workers who were published in the newspaper and in April and who were told that the demands of degradation of the uses of dresses – and routine abuse – due to financial pressures and the Social stigmatization associated with the ‘Admission harcelées sexuellement. “Workers in the economy are economically vulnerable and at risk of losing their jobs,” said Yashoda, a member of the clothing trade union, a women’s union based in Bengaluru.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *