#HerStoryOurStory

This is Rani's story. It covers different forms of violence and discrimination faced by women and girls around the world - one of the most systematic and widespread human rights violations. If you or anyone you know has been affected by the issues covered in Rani's story, please see the "Resources" section of the website for more information.

"I come from a small village far from the city."
"I took a job in the construction sector"
"even though people told me it's a man's job."

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The reaction Rani received is not uncommon. Of 102 countries, how many had at least as many female as male graduates engineering, manufacturing and construction?

"I'm paid less than the male workers"
"and I don't have proper safety equipment."

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If women like Rani earned the same as men, global wealth would increase by:

"Some of the other men criticise my work."
"I have to stay in mixed workers accommodation with no privacy."
"I don't feel safe. One guy keeps harassing me."
"Once, he tried to force himself on me."

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How many women like Rani have experienced physical or sexual violence worldwide?

Go and Talk to the Supervisor

Good choice! Supervisors are responsible for what happens on their construction sites. After raising the issue, the supervision should investigate and take the necessary steps to ensure Rani is protected at work. If Rani agrees, she may need support to report the sexual harassment to the police - this is a very serious offence and perpetrators of sexual violence must be held accountable for their actions.

Go and talk to Rani

Wise move! By talking to Rani, you can remind her of her rights and the support available to her. When she is informed, Rani will be more empowered to challenge unfair treatment and conditions at work. If Rani agrees, she may need support to report the sexual harassment to the police - this is a very serious offence and perpetrators of sexual violence must be held accountable for their actions.

Start a petition calling for equal pay and conditions for workers

Great idea! There is strength in numbers, and a petition calling on Rani's employer to ensure female workers are protected, respected and treated equally cannot be easily ignored. If Rani agrees, she may need support to report the sexual harassment to the police - this is a very serious offence and perpetrators of sexual violence must be held accountable for their actions.

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