Category: Women Sugar Workers

Kenya: KUSPW leading the fight to prevent sexual harassment in the sugar sector

From 8 to 12 October, the IUF Sugar & Palm Oil project held activities with the Kenya Union of Sugar Plantation Workers (KUSPW) to finalise a three-year effort on the union’s stance regarding preventing and fighting sexual harassment in Kenya’s sugar sector. This program, which run from May 2015 to April 2017, followed a pattern …

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Kenya: KUSPW’s actions on Sexual Harassment at the workplace.

Gender-related matters, such as sexual harassment and violence against women, are rightly taking more of the media space[1]; the challenge is for individuals to effectively identify such occurrences in their daily life. Sensitisation is a major effort to develop such understanding to enhance our response to alleged cases, share the somebody else’ plight (or situation) …

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Sexual Harassment. A case in the sugar sector of Kenya

By Caroline Busaka and Judith Siwa At a recent IUF Sugar workshop with KUSPAW, Caroline Busaka made general comments about a sexual harassment case she has learned directly from the victim. With no references to personal details, and having changed some of the circumstances, the following is an attempt to keep the core features of …

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South Africa: IUF Sugar / FAWU Gender Workshop at Sezela

Close to twenty delegates vibrantly and democratically debated over three days the future of our movement (FAWU) and our membership, particularly female members, at an IUF Sugar/ FAWU Gender  Workshop held on 20 May 2015 at the Illovo Sezela Mill (in KwaZulu Natal – KZN). Delegates represented more than 4,800 FAWU members in the sugar sector …

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Kenya: Organising Women, Ensuring Benefits: Workshops by IUF Sugar and KUSPAW

The IUF Global Sugar implemented a series of workshops in four different sugar estates in the Western and Nyanza provinces with women members of the Kenya Union of Sugar Plantation Agricultural Workers (KUSPAW). The objective of the workshops was to discuss relevant issues for women workers in Kenya’s sugar sub-sector, as a basis for recommendations …

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Kenya: Women Workers in the Sugar sub-sector

A report by Margaret Barasa, chair of KUSPAW Women’s Committee. The IUF Global Sugar Program invited two women delegates from the Kenya Union of Sugar Plantation and Agricultural Workers (KUSPAW) to attend the first-ever Sugar Conference of the Food and Allied Workers Union (FAWU) in Durban, South Africa. IUF Sugar has been working with both …

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South Africa: Finalising a project with a stronger commitment to Women Sugar Workers

The final event in the IUF Sugar project in Kenya and South Africa (2012-2014) was in fact two different activities that gathered women sugar workers from Harden Heights, a cane supplier to the UCL factory located in the Dalton area, and in Sezela, an Illovo Sugar operation, south of Durban. The activities were held from …

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South Africa: Sezela Women’s Forum and Future Women Workers

By Nelisiwe Nxumalo, FAWU member in Sezela The Sezela Women’s Forum comprises women employed in the Mill and Agriculture areas in the Sezela Sugar Company and represents them in the Equality Employment (EE) meetings. The Forum helps dealing with issues that women face at the workplace, and also organises functions and events, such as the …

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South Africa: IUF Sugar focuses on Women Sugar Workers

From October 20-26, the IUF Sugar project in Kenya and South Africa implemented a series of activities in coordination with FAWU, including two women workers workshops (Sezela and Darnall), an open meeting with about fifty farm women workers (UCL in the Dalton area), a visit to the Durban refinery, and an evaluation and planning meeting …

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Kenya: Women Workers at the Nzoia Sugar Company

Miriam Wanyama is a member of the Kenya Union of Sugar Plantation and Allied Workers (KUSPAW), and an active participant in the IUF Global Sugar project in Africa. Recently, she took the challenge to document relevant issues that the women workers in Nzoia Sugar Estate face. The following report is based on information compiled by …

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