Eve of the Factory

by Not Guilty Inc Vetted since 2016

Summary

Improve quality of life & productivity of 600 Egyptian women & men factory workers, regarding the potential threat of harassment in the workplace

$25,000
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$24,255
remaining
9
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0
monthly donors
1
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Challenge

Factory girls are a marginalized group in the Egyptian society. 88% of factory girls belong to poor , illiterate families. The main motive for joining the labor force as early as 12 years old is the dire need to obtain an income regardless of how small it is. Girls are exposed to exploitation, violence & discrimination at the work place. Most do not report sexual abuse at work because there are consequences: she will be iced out of her industry, shamed in public & punished in private.

Solution

This project is focused on making the work place safe for women workers, through raising awareness of 600 men, women & factory workers exposing the problem to encourage the public opinion to take a stand & stop blaming the victim amplifying voices of women & provide support & group therapy for sexually abused factory girls and women. Six sessions per factory, once a week will be held followed by group therapy. Engaging men working in factories as they are a pivotal part of the solution

Long-Term Impact

The direct beneficiary is 600 men and women factory workers in 10 factories. This will create a buzz and a movement to be implemented nationwide. Beneficiaries also include the families of the 600 men and women. Change the Egyptian culture, the culture and strategy of reporting as each factory will receive a certificate of a safe factory for girls once they have all the criteria for the certificate in place plus Increase number of reported cases by 25% within 1 year of beginning the project

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.gheirmozneb.tv
Not Guilty Facebook Page
Cartoon produced by Not Guilty on harassment
What we do in 3 minutes
launch of first anti sexual abuse mobile app

Organization Information

Not Guilty Inc

Location: Cairo - Egypt
Website: http:/​/​www.gheirmozneb.tv
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @gheirmozneb
Project Leader:
Laila Risgallah
Dr.
Cairo, Egypt
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