Friday, April 21, 2023
Funding aims to assist underserved, marginalized women workers, survivors
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of $1 million in funding for up to four grants to prevent and respond to gender-based violence and harassment against underserved and marginalized women workers.
The Fostering Access, Rights and Equity grants will help survivors and women at high risk for violence and harassment in the workplace.
Administered by the department’s Women’s Bureau and the Employment and Training Administration, the FARE grant program will support non-profit organizations’ efforts to address gender-based violence and harassment. Workplace violence and harassment disproportionately harms women from underserved and historically marginalized communities, including women of color, individuals who identify as LGBTQI+, women with disabilities, and women affected by persistent poverty and inequality.
The grants seek to improve job quality by supporting projects that address harmful workplace norms and helping employ strategies to prevent and reduce gender-based violence and harassment. Successful applicants will include strategies to accomplish the following:
- Develop and distribute worker and survivor-centered materials to raise awareness.
- Reduce workplace risks and prevent workplace gender-based violence and harassment.
- Connect working women to services, benefits and legal assistance.
- Encourage working women and survivors to become focal points in their communities and provide ways to expand their effectiveness through train-the-trainer programs, guided conversations, leadership circles or other activities.
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