The Cambodian garment sector provides employment to approximately 600,000 workers, over 80% of which are female. Although female garment workers have benefited from employment in the sector, they still mainly occupy the lower paid and lower skilled jobs, and career advancement opportunities are limited. Non-compliance in relation to gender specific issues is also prevalent in the sector. Independent studies on the Better Work programme have demonstrated that improved working conditions benefit female and male workers equally.
Better Factories Cambodia, as part of its strategy for sustainable improvement in factories, promotes gender equality, empowerment of women, and inclusiveness in Cambodia’s garment sector, and is well placed within the industry to increasingly focus on the promotion of gender equality in its factory level work.
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