Women's role in industrial workplaces in developing countries…
Women's role in industrial workplaces in developing countries
Paid work, “Race to the Bottom,” & Poverty of Industry Workers.
Subject to low wages, unstable employment, and often overcrowded and
dangerous urban living standards. Such conditions result in higher rates of malnutrition, lower
standards of sanitation, and higher susceptibility to health issues.
Refugees accepting jobs for little pay, so native workers are thrust into even deeper poverty.
Benefits for workers, such as 14 weeks of maternity leave, as designated by the ILO, Providing education to inform workers of their rights, 1 week of sick days per year for each worker.
Maternity, Paternity and Family Leave; noting importance of paternity leave to address other aspects of gender biases.
Child care assistance in the workplace.
Crime or injustice in their workplace.
77 countries have government sanctioned limitations on what women can do.
Lack of provided education and training to advance women’s skill levels, lack of mentorship for career progression, but also continuous sexism and bias on behalf of societal views and male coworkers.
Workplace Dangers to Women.
Inequality and exploitation in the workplace. high
risk of violence, and with many aspects of labor rights on hold.
Health and safety guidelines according to the International Labor Organization (ILO).
Women may be pregnant and must endure working conditions - or in terms of possible sexual exploitation by superiors, by coworkers, or in travel to and from the workplace.
Many industrial jobs expose women to reproductive hazards like radiation, harmful chemicals, and disease in crowded workplaces, which can affect children of women workers both in utero and through breastfeeding.
Women also face an extremely high rate of violence, discrimination and sexual harassment in
Demands of sexual
favors as conditions for employment.
Workplace hazards, fire and building safety.
Trade deals & Globalization.
Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.
The European Union & BREXIT.
The committee should work with organizations such as the IMF to propose economic solutions that will empower women or the WHO to ensure appropriate access and legislation to provide women with a healthy working environment.
Although CSW cannot implement legislation or mandate countries to follow its solutions, it can highly recommend solutions to governments and companies to improve the situation of the female population and the workplace as a whole.
The Committee also has a strong historical working partnership with diverse nongovernmental
organizations (NGOs) that would help support local governments and companies, gather data for international organs, education, and incentives for the population.