Women taking the lead in promoting safe and healthy working on plantations in Ghana

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A Banana Link education programme in Ghana between 2013 and 2016 has empowered women workers to become active in promoting health and safety on plantations.

Having received training themselves on health & safety, the women are then empowered to provide training to the other workers on their plantations.
 
Since 2013, commonly reported health problems have declined by a third thanks to increased union activity with both employers and workers.
 
Since 2013, the vast majority of workers have attended talks on health and safety issues, and 55% have discussed health and safety with a union representative.
 
Since 2013, 97% of workers report receiving appropriate PPE, while the proportion of workers who have to use their own resources to purchase or repair PPE has dropped from 40% to 25%.
 
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