The number of women experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault is staggering. 1 in 4 women experience domestic violence and 1 in 5 women experience sexual assault.
Women who work in low-wage jobs, most of whom are women of color and mothers, are victimized by violence at even greater levels.
FUTURES is establishing two Learning Labs focused on improving the safety and economic security of janitorial workers and hotel room cleaners. In collaboration with unions, anti-violence advocates, worker rights advocates, as well as other stakeholders, FUTURES is creating industry-specific responses to sexual harassment and violence.
This effort is funded through a grant provided by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
FUTURES, with United Way Worldwide convened REIMAGINING WORKPLACE SAFETY, a summit of union leaders, health and safety experts, researchers, and sexual and domestic violence, gender rights, economic justice, and workers’ rights advocates from across the United States and Canada. The purpose of the convening was to share and create strategies to shift the culture of the workplace to one that enhances support to workers experiencing gender-based violence on the job or at home.
Check out our report from the convening for more information.