Date of Meeting: 13 March 2017

Meeting Organizer: Solidarity Centre

CSW Delegates present: Lt-Col. Eirwen Pallant, Hillary deJarnett, Priscilla Santos, Lt-Col. Sara Chagas

Reporter: Priscilla Santos

Which SDG does this topic cover? 3

Type of meeting: CSW Parallel Event

Brief summary of presentation of information made

Women who work in hotels or as domestic workers are more vulnerable to gender based violence. They often work alone and may not have legal status. Female agricultural workers are also often exposed to gender based violence, usually from co-workers and supervisors.

However, strong unions can protect workers. The panel shared stories of how this can happen strengthening both individual workers rights and improving companies.

What was of particular significance to share with The Salvation Army globally?

Migrant women workers are often a target of gender based violence at work, including sexual assault. They are often invisible unless efforts are made to seek them.

Tags: United Nations, SDG5: Gender Equality, SDG3: Good Health and Well-Being