Sri Lankan Women’s Organising Project

Women workers in parts of Sri Lanka work long hours for little pay and may be subject to sexual harassment.  UnionAID has partnered with the Free Trade Zones and General Service Employees Union (FTZGSEU) two run a two year project in Sri Lanka to organise and support these women workers.

It is primarily focussed on the tea plantations and garment factories of the northern and eastern provinces.  These provinces have seen a rapid expansion in garment factories under the Government’s recently established Free Trade Zones.  The project aims to develop a support network among women workers and ultimately organize them so they can raise their voices against discrimination and achieve better work and better wages.

This project with the FTZGSEU was completed in December 2015.

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Women workers in Sri Lanka march for better conditions





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