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A Chance to Protect Workers from Violence and Harassment

Expand Bangladeshis work at Snowtex garment factory in Dhamrai, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 19, 2018.  © 2019 AP Photo/A.M. Ahad Is workplace violence and harassment a human rights violation? The answer is a resounding yes. Human Rights Watch has documented sexual violence and harassment against women workers in garment factories, agriculture, meat processing plants, and domestic work. These include workers who have been verbally harassed, grabbed, threatened with violence, assaulted, and raped. They have been asked or forced to provide sexual favors to keep their jobs or avoid demotions.…

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