Author: Lilian Kiefer, November 23 2016 - As we approach the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence (GBV), action must be urgently taken to address the lack of respect for the right to decent work for women who work in the commercial farms.
GBV is an injustice meted on women due to the prevailing gender dynamics and gender-related power dynamics of our society. It can be physical, emotional, or mental. This is one of the most widespread and persistent vices that demean women and strips them of their dignity.
One form of GBV that happens at work is where women are given poor work conditions and subjected to harmful work environment.