Freedom of Association
03 March 13
Project/Program: Oxfam Australia’s Labour Program in Indonesia aimed to improve the conditions of workers (primarily in the garment and sportswear industry) through four components: (1) corporate accountability, (2) workplace campaigns, (3) active citizenship and (4) gender justice and empowerment.
Evaluation methodology: The mid-term evaluation scope included the four program components over 2009 to 2012 and reviewed the program’s model of change. Methods included a document review, field visits (partners and participants) and stakeholders interviews (Oxfam staff, partners and independent experts).
Achievements: Key achievements were the establishment and facilitation of the protocol process and the signing of the first protocol (freedom of association) between multinational companies, factory owners and Indonesian unions. This was achieved through an empowerment approach, which brought unions to the negotiating table with governments and brands as equals.