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Understanding Invisible Labor in Supply Chains: Impact, Opportunities, and Examples

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Date and Time

Wednesday July 22, 2020
3:30 pm-5:00 pm CEST


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#Supply Chain


COVID-19 has shone a spotlight on health, care, and the invisible labor driving supply chains. Women disproportionately assume these roles in addition to their paid work, and their labor is often not recognized. 

Come and learn in a safe space how to understand invisible labor, including unpaid work and care and hidden labor in your operations and supply chains, what this means for gender equality, and how you can make improvements in your business.

What will you learn at this workshop?

  • Demystify the definitions of paid, unpaid, and care work 
  • Understand how unpaid work and care (including hidden labor) interact in your supply chains, typically affecting women
  • What can you do to address this issue—especially in the light of COVID-19’s increased burden on women?
  • Understand differential impacts for homeworkers and employees across garments and small-scale artisans
  • Hear examples from companies such as The Body Shop on action they have taken to assess, recognize, and address this issue

The Work and Opportunities for Women (WOW) program is a flagship program funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). The objective of WOW is that women have access to improved economic opportunities through business interventions in global value chains and economic development program. WOW is being delivered by an alliance of global experts, including PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), CARE International UK, the University of Manchester, and Social Development Direct (SDD).

Speakers

  • Lauren Shields, Associate Director, BSR
  • Emma Doherty, Operational Lead, WOW
  • Kate Doyle, Director of Research, Evaluation and Learning, Promundo
  • Lindsey Block, Ethical Trade Controller, Primark
  • Charlotte Pallangyo, Partnership Manager, WOW
  • Pins Brown, Head of Ethical and Sustainable Sourcing
  • Lee Mann, Global Community Fair Trade Manager, The Body Shop
  • Swapan Kumar Das, Executive Director, Prokritee

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