The Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announces an opportunity for nonprofit organizations with experience addressing GBVH in the world of work and strong ties to underserved communities to participate in the Fostering Access, Rights and Equity (FARE) grant initiative. This program will allow award recipients to undertake projects to prevent and respond to GBVH and to assist underserved and marginalized women workers and survivors who have been impacted or who are at high risk of gender-based violence and harassment in the world of work.
The projects funded by this program will work to prevent and respond to GBVH in the world of work by building awareness, connecting women to services, benefits and legal assistance and ensuring women workers and survivors are focal points in developing and implementing solutions. The projects will support, develop and implement strategies in order to mitigate GBVH risks and prevent workplace GBVH before it happens. The grant recipients will enlist trusted messengers and community groups to reach underserved and marginalized women workers who are disproportionately impacted by GBVH.
The grants will improve job quality by working to address harmful workplace norms that perpetuate violence and harassment, such as fear of retaliation and limited access to legal services and supportive services. Grant recipients will also ensure women workers and survivors are aware of all employment rights, wages and benefits due to them. For purposes of this grant program, the world of work includes activities occurring in the course of, linked with, or arising out of work; this includes activities in traditional workplaces and anywhere workers are paid, places workers take rest breaks, during job and workforce training, the job seeking process, and through work-related communications.
The primary purpose of these grants is to provide crucial outreach, education, and improved benefits access. Grant funds must be used for activities that:
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