Support to Safe and Sustainable Commuting for Garment & Footwear Workers in Cambodia
AIP Foundation Denmark
Indsatsen vedrører følgende verdensmål:
- Mål 3: Sundhed og trivsel
- Mål 11: Bæredygtige byer og lokalsamfund
- Mål 17: Partnerskaber for handling
Indsatsen foregår i følgende lande:
- AIP Foundation Cambodia
Overordnede mål :
The SSSC Project aims to improve conditions and livelihood of workers in garment and footwear industries, ensuring their rights are protected and exercised. The project underlines empowerment and rights with focus on safe commuting for the workers of whom 80 percent are women.
Umiddelbare mål :
The SSSC consists of two components: Component 1) To strengthen AIP Foundation Cambodia to help improve workers’ safe commuting through media and advocacy strategies leading to policy and behavioral changes. Component 2) To develop Speak-up Champions in selected factories enabling them to represent workers with commuting safety concerns and communicate road safety issues to factory management and the public.
The primary target groups include 13 staff members of AIP Foundation Cambodia, 30 Speak-up Champions and approximately 1,000 workers in two target factories. The project will also reach a large number of staffs in the multi-sectorial stakeholder organizations and the public
The garment & footwear industry, a nearly 10 billion-US dollar sector, is the bedrock of the Cambodian economy. However, the safeguards to protect workers’ transport safety is low. Workers are at risk on their daily commutes. In 2017, the number of reported road crash fatalities among workers was 68 deaths, with 683 injuries resulting in serious disabilities. The Support to Safe and Sustainable Commuting for Garment and Footwear Workers in Cambodia aims to improve commuting safety for the workers by influencing positive policy and behavioural changes. The project primarily targets 1,000 workers from the 2 selected factories, 80% of whom are women. The main activities include capacity building interventions for workers in the two target factories enabling them to voice their safe commuting concerns and complaints. In addition to working at the legislative level, the project also advocate for changes by utilising media and social media, reaching an estimate of 200,000 people.