Capacity Building / Training

Published: 03/01/2024

The Women Research Institute (WRI) closed the end of 2023 by completing a series of gender-based violence training activities for workers in the plantation sector. The basic rights of workers in the plantation sector are currently still not well protected. They are still vulnerable to experiencing wage inequality that is disproportionate to their workload, and are vulnerable to the threat of sexual violence. Business sector initiatives to provide protection and welfare for their workers are very important.

In collaboration with the Indonesian Michelin Group, WRI has provided training to 309 Indonesian Michelin Group workers, consisting of 221 male participants (72%) and 88 female participants (28%), who are in East Kalimantan, Jambi and Jakarta, both for workers in plantations, factories and head offices.

In general, analysis of the training results shows that the majority of participants have basic knowledge regarding violence and gender inequality at work. However, most of them do not understand the root causes of gender-based violence. Through this training, they are encouraged to recognize gender and sex differences, gender roles that apply in society, and forms of gender injustice.

As a follow-up to this activity, WRI will assisting the Michelin Indonesia Group in developing a Guidelines for Preventing and Handling Sexual Violence in the Workplace, as well as disseminate it through Training for Trainer (ToT) to participants who have been selected from previous trainings. This effort is a significant step to build and increase workers’ awareness regarding the importance of preventing gender-based violence at work. STOP Gender Based Violence! STOP Violence against Women!