India: One in seven women in Bengaluru garment factories face sexual violence

Author: Thomson Reuters, Published on: 3 July 2016

One in every seven women working in the garment industry in Bengaluru have been raped or forced into a sexual act at work, said a report released on Saturday...Violence, intimidation, unwanted sexual attention, being forced to watch pornography, being punched, choked and burnt are part of the daily abuse faced by women employees in Bengaluru's 1,200 garment factories which supply many global brands...The unnamed woman is among the 60 percent of women garment workers who face intimidation and violence in "hostile" workplaces, according to a report released on Saturday by the women's rights groups Sisters for Change and Bengaluru-based Munnade. 

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