Women empowerment interventions should include IPV protection for better mental health benefits in case of harassment in workplace

Researchers at icddrb collaborated with two reseachers from South Africa on this paper examining the pathways of violence and depression in case of garment workers. The study was a cross-sectional quasi-experimental study involving 800 garment workers. This study shows the pathways through which experience of IPV and WPV lead to development of depressive symptoms among female garment workers. The link between women’s ability to mobilize resources with self-esteem and work related stress indicates the need for socio-economic empowerment of women and may suggest that combined intervention to address IPV and women’s empowerment could be successful in dealing with WPV and mental health.


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