Gender, Rights and Participation in the Kenya Cut Flower Industry.

Abstract

This report is organised as follows. Chapter 2 provides an overview of the cut flower industry in Kenya, and the types of codes of conduct that are applied in the sector. Chapter 3 presents the employment context, and the national and international labour legislation that governs workers in the sector. Chapter 4 outlines the methodology used for the research. Chapter 5 presents the nature of employment and working conditions found in the industry and the varying perspectives of workers and employers toward these conditions. Chapter 6 explores the benefits of participatory social auditing tools for eliciting workplace issues, especially gender issues, and identifies which tools are most successful at obtaining certain types of information. Chapter 7 describes the value of a local multi-stakeholder approach to code implementation and the extent to which stakeholders in Kenya have embraced the process thus far. Chapter 8 identifies policy recommendations for best practice in code implementation and Chapter 9 summarises and concludes.

Citation

Dolan, C.; Opondo, M.; Smith, S. Gender, Rights and Participation in the Kenya Cut Flower Industry. (2002) 78 pp. ISBN 0 85954 551 2

Gender, Rights and Participation in the Kenya Cut Flower Industry.

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