Karacho, Berlin, Germany
  • FREE
  • 1 h 51 min
  • English
  • Interdisciplinaire
  • avec option de mise à niveau du certificat

What is the course about?

Deeply embedded in the business model of supply chains, different forms of structural discrimination – gender, race, ethnicity, age, migration status and others – intersect, pushing many women, people of colour and other disadvantaged groups to the bottom of the wage hierarchy and to more precarious jobs.

Through video lectures, reading materials and zoom workshops with top experts from academia and the labour sector, we will discuss these intersectional forms of discrimination as well as examples of resistance from across the world for work with dignity, free from discrimination and harassment.

You can watch our webinar "Intersectional discrimination in GSCs and workers' collective resistance for work with dignity", featuring featuring Prof. Martha Chen, Prof. Stephanie Barrientos and Dr. Alessandra Mezzadri.

Course structure

The course has three content chapters. Starting from the 1st of September 2023, a new content chapter will be posted each week. After becoming fully accessible, the course will remain open for studying the course materials at your own pace.

Chapter 1: Introduction to the course

Chapter 2: Understanding multiple structural discrimination in Global Supply Chains

Chapter 3: Key regulatory measures addressing discrimination

Chapter 4: Empowering workers to challenge subordination from below

Key concepts

subordination, structural discrimination, intersectionality, global supply chains, home workers, gender equality,  migration, social reproduction, ILO conventions, worker organising

Learning objectives

  • At the end of the course, the participants will be able to define intersectional discrimination in global supply chains and apply the concept in various sectors. 
  • They will also be able to identify key regulatory measures addressing different forms of discrimination.
  • Finally, the participants will be able to discuss different ways how workers an be empowered to challenge discrimination and harassments at the workplace.

What do I need to know?

This is a multi-disciplinary course drawing from social, political and economic sciences. It is at the level of a Masters’ programme, but the concepts are explained in an accessible language, so it is also possible to participate in the course using skills and knowledge acquired outside formal education. Chapter 1 contains a Glossary of Key Terms you can refer to during your learning journey.

The course requires a working level of English.

Course workload

The estimated workload is 8-10 hours per chapter if you read also the key reading for each unit.

Certificates

You can study for free and if you wish, purchase either a Certificate of Participation (after 100% course progress) or a Certificate of Accomplishment (after 100% course progress + online exam). 

The GLU Online Academy provides certificate scholarships for course participants from developing countries and trade unionists from OECD countries. In addition to 100% progress, those applying for a scholarship have to meet other requirements such as responding to a number of discussion questions, attending zoom workshops with course experts and meetings with the online tutor. 

More details about each certificate are provided in Chapter 1 of the course.

Course instructors

Revue des cours sélectionnés

Note globale 4.6 (35 d'étudiants)

(4.6)
Benjamin Velasco
presque 2 années
(5.0)

Great course on discrimination in global supply chains

Well versed and experienced instructors and experts give lectures on a very relevant topic. Accompanying workshops provide a platform for interaction with experts for further clarification of the question.

Hannah Mwesigwa
11 mois
(5.0)
Ufuoma Eric Krumale
11 mois
(4.0)
Shajib Dey
11 mois
(5.0)
Alone Somerai
11 mois
(5.0)

Subordination and Discrimination in Global Supply Chains

the course gives more insight especially on why women participation is very low in trade union activities and how that can be handled to incorporate more women in activism. A very insightful course

Sarbeswar Sahoo
11 mois
(5.0)

Nice Course

Many new things to be learnt.

Loknath Panda
11 mois
(4.0)
Tinotenda Zinyowera
11 mois
(5.0)
Emmanuel Femi Olagunju
11 mois
(2.0)
Monsieur Shalith Athurupana
11 mois
(4.0)
keshab paneru
11 mois
(5.0)
Taurai Mereki
11 mois
(5.0)
Femi Fatola
11 mois
(5.0)

Wonderful moments

It has expanded my knowledge on gender equality and discrimination in the society.

Pauline Angela Reyes
10 mois
(5.0)
Reuben Chepkonga
10 mois
(5.0)
Iheanyichukwu Promise Ujah
10 mois
(4.0)
Sharon Gombiro
10 mois
(4.0)
Yahaya Ahmadu
10 mois
(5.0)
Amudat Mopelola Ibrahim
10 mois
(5.0)
Olachi Cynthia Mathew
10 mois
(5.0)

Great

This course enlightens me more

tatenda. beauty chiwara
10 mois
(4.0)

In as much as women are more vulnerable to discrimination and abuse, being united and organised helps minimise the vulnerability. being under privileged does not mean that you do not have rights.

I liked the way the researchers presented their researches, it was very informative and encouraging. I liked the course though i think there can be an improvement on workshop reminders.

Marie Kambeja
10 mois
(5.0)

Subordination and discrimination in Global Supply Chains

Global Supply Chains have structured ways of perpetuating Discrimination and subordination with women and other marginalised groups being the most affected Unions need to find innovative ways of organising such as reaching out to the workers in their reproductive spaces. I was really impressed with how Amazon workers did their organising and how the workers in Lesotho dealt with the issue of sexual harassment

Maryam Chinasa Adewunmi
9 mois
(5.0)
RAZAQ BELLO (Online Tutor)
9 mois
(5.0)
Vimbainaishe Mazodze
9 mois
(5.0)
Preeti Bhadula
8 mois
(5.0)
Ralf Heffner
5 mois
(4.0)
Madame elma joy sernande
2 mois
(5.0)
Tiago Biskupovic
4 jours
(5.0)