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Womens Empowerment: How Health Training Changed Social Norms in Himalayan Villages

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How Health Training Changed Social Norms in Himalayan Villages

Here, we take a look into how a HERproject training program on menstrual hygiene has changed the lives of women in Himalayan villages in India.

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Womens Empowerment: How Business Can Help Close the Financial Inclusion Gender Gap: 2017 Global Findex Takeaways

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How Business Can Help Close the Financial Inclusion Gender Gap: 2017 Global Findex Takeaways

To help close the financial inclusion gender gap, the private sector should support greater account ownership and usage among the women who make up the majority of workers in their supply chains.

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Womens Empowerment: The Future of Work for Women in China: Lessons from HERproject

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The Future of Work for Women in China: Lessons from HERproject

Here are a few recommendations for companies looking to promote gender equality and sustainability in their operations and supply chains in China.

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Womens Empowerment: Five Years after Rana Plaza, We Still Must Do More to Empower Women Workers in Bangladesh

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Five Years after Rana Plaza, We Still Must Do More to Empower Women Workers in Bangladesh

Brands, suppliers, and the development community can do these four things to further the empowerment of women workers in Bangladesh and elsewhere.

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Womens Empowerment: The Business Case for Empowering Women through Climate-Resilient Supply Chains

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The Business Case for Empowering Women through Climate-Resilient Supply Chains

Applying a gender lens to resilience activities will help companies anticipate and recover from climate events and foster innovation.

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Womens Empowerment: Women in the Jewelry Supply Chain: Landscape Review of Barriers to Women’s Economic Empowerment

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Women in the Jewelry Supply Chain: Landscape Review of Barriers to Women’s Economic Empowerment

This white paper explores the role of women in the jewelry supply chain and the challenges they face to their well-being and advancement.

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Womens Empowerment: The Women’s Empowerment Principles in Practice: Analyzing One Year of Data

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The Women’s Empowerment Principles in Practice: Analyzing One Year of Data

The Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Gap Analysis Tool was developed to give companies guidance on how to implement the WEPs. Here's how companies are using it one year after its launch.

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Womens Empowerment: Financial Needs of Garment Workers in India

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Financial Needs of Garment Workers in India

This report examines the opportunity to expand financial inclusion for women in India’s garment sector by increasing women’s access to and use of mobile financial products and services.

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Womens Empowerment: Climate Change, Public Health, Women’s Empowerment, and Supplier Performance in Bangladesh

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Climate Change, Public Health, Women’s Empowerment, and Supplier Performance in Bangladesh

Rising temperatures and more frequent flooding events are likely to increase with climate change, and in Bangladesh, this will affect the lives of the 4 million people working in the garment industry, who are disproportionately women.

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Womens Empowerment: How Do You Empower 100,000 Women?

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How Do You Empower 100,000 Women?

In 2014, ANN made its 100,000 Women Commitment to empower 100,000 women working in its global supply chain. Here's the story of how it achieved this milestone.

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Womens Empowerment: Empowering 100,000 Women in ANN’s Global Supply Chain

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Empowering 100,000 Women in ANN’s Global Supply Chain

Through its work with BSR and participation in BSR’s HERproject, ANN was able to set—and achieve—its commitment to empower 100,000 women in its global supply chain community between 2012 and 2018.

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