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Sep

5

September 5, 2019

Womens Empowerment: Empowering Women in Toy Factories: Insights from Our Pilot in India

Empowering Women in Toy Factories: Insights from Our Pilot in India

BSR and the Ethical Toy Program collaborated on a women’s empowerment program that was piloted in three toy factories in India with a total population of 824 workers—including 198 women. From the pilots, we gained several insights into what it takes to develop successful programs to advance women in the workplace.

#HERproject #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Aug

7

August 7, 2019

Womens Empowerment: Can We Create a ‘Future of Work’ that Works for Women?

Can We Create a ‘Future of Work’ that Works for Women?

How can businesses navigate the broader changes taking place in the world of work in a way that accelerates women’s workplace participation? BSR sets out to answer this question in its latest report, How Business Can Build a ‘Future of Work’ that Works for Women, published today in partnership with Women Deliver.

#Inclusive Economy #Womens Empowerment

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Jul

10

July 10, 2019

Womens Empowerment: Getting Circular Economy Right: Let’s Put People at the Center of Circular Fashion

Getting Circular Economy Right: Let’s Put People at the Center of Circular Fashion

BSR is working with the C&A Foundation to explore the ways in which advancing circular fashion affects people and in particular, women. Our research reveals that very few companies adopting circular fashion models are considering the social aspects as they make this shift.

#Circular Economy #Consumer Products #Human Rights #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Jul

1

July 1, 2019

Womens Empowerment: Eliminating Violence and Harassment Just Became an Obligation for Businesses Worldwide

Eliminating Violence and Harassment Just Became an Obligation for Businesses Worldwide

The recent ILO Convention shows more is expected from businesses when it comes to tackling violence and harassment. Here’s how companies can take action using BSR’s “Act, Enable, Influence” framework.

#Human Rights #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Jun

13

June 13, 2019

Womens Empowerment: #DontBanEquality: CEOs Step Up to Say Abortion Bans are Bad for Business

#DontBanEquality: CEOs Step Up to Say Abortion Bans are Bad for Business

While it may seem safer for companies to stay silent on abortion legislation, many companies have concluded that they need to speak out to stay consistent on their commitments to gender equality and support for women’s health.

#Human Rights #Womens Empowerment

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Jun

3

June 3, 2019

Womens Empowerment: Time’s Up: Women Should Be Front and Center of Corporate Human Rights Due Diligence

Time’s Up: Women Should Be Front and Center of Corporate Human Rights Due Diligence

The UNGP report "Gender Dimensions of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights" has the primary objective of putting an end to gender-blind human rights due diligence and access to remedy. This report reinforces BSR’s position that places gender equality at the heart of its initiatives, programs, and tools.

#Human Rights #Strategy and Integration #Womens Empowerment

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May

7

May 7, 2019

Womens Empowerment: Making Supply Chains Safe for Women Workers

Making Supply Chains Safe for Women Workers

When it comes to tackling harassment and abuse, compliance programs alone are inadequate. They need to be rethought with the worker at the center, and they should measure and bolster the programs put in place to address root causes and build real change.

#HERproject #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Mar

22

March 22, 2019

Womens Empowerment: To Advance Gender Equality, We Need to Tackle Climate Change

To Advance Gender Equality, We Need to Tackle Climate Change

As the effects of climate change continue to exacerbate poverty, inequality and other social issues, the solutions we put forth must include social focus. This includes empowering women to be leaders.

#Climate Change #Womens Empowerment

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Mar

15

March 15, 2019

Womens Empowerment: Three Ways for Companies to Promote Women’s Leadership across the Supply Chain

Three Ways for Companies to Promote Women’s Leadership across the Supply Chain

Through individual and collective action, companies have the chance not just to promote women as leaders but to become leaders on women’s empowerment—and there has never been a better time to do so.

#HERproject #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Mar

14

March 14, 2019

Womens Empowerment: Access to Modern Family Planning Products: Time to Address Social Stigma

Access to Modern Family Planning Products: Time to Address Social Stigma

HERproject works to improve access and use of modern family planning by addressing stigmas that women and men hold about family planning products during workplace training in Kenya.

#Health #HERproject #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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