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May

11

May 11, 2017

Womens Empowerment: How Ethiopia’s Nascent Apparel Industry Can Build a Strong, Empowered Workforce

How Ethiopia’s Nascent Apparel Industry Can Build a Strong, Empowered Workforce

To achieve sustainability over the long term, Ethiopia’s emerging apparel industry must embed good business practice from the beginning.

#HERproject #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Apr

27

April 27, 2017

Womens Empowerment: How Newmont Ghana Empowers Women in the Workforce, Workplace, and Community

How Newmont Ghana Empowers Women in the Workforce, Workplace, and Community

We sat down with a team from Newmont Mining to understand what a successful approach to advancing women's economic empowerment looks like in practice.

#Energy and Extractives #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Apr

26

April 26, 2017

Womens Empowerment: New BSR Guidance Integrates Gender Equality into Supply Chain Codes of Conduct

New BSR Guidance Integrates Gender Equality into Supply Chain Codes of Conduct

While codes of conduct are the most widespread tools companies use to drive sustainability throughout the supply chain, they don’t yet effectively frame and address the specific risks facing women.

#Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Apr

17

April 17, 2017

Womens Empowerment: How Men Can Help Empower Women through HERproject

How Men Can Help Empower Women through HERproject

It has become increasingly clear that for women to be able to make and act on choices they value, support from men—as coworkers, as managers, and as family members—is vital.

#HERproject #Womens Empowerment

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Apr

6

April 6, 2017

Womens Empowerment: Made in Africa: How the Apparel Sector Can Build an Ethical Sourcing Destination

Made in Africa: How the Apparel Sector Can Build an Ethical Sourcing Destination

Many apparel brands are starting to source from sub-Saharan Africa. Here's how they can embed responsible business practices and advance women's economic empowerment from the beginning.

#Consumer Products #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Mar

16

March 16, 2017

Womens Empowerment: Yes, It’s Your Business: The Private Sector Must Address Gender-Based Violence

Yes, It’s Your Business: The Private Sector Must Address Gender-Based Violence

Gender-based violence is a complex issue that businesses often hesitate to tackle. But its pervasiveness—one in three women will experience physical or sexual violence in her lifetime—means that we will not achieve gender equality without addressing it.

#Business Action for Women #Womens Empowerment

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Mar

15

March 15, 2017

Womens Empowerment: A New Tool to Help Companies Close the Gender Gap

A New Tool to Help Companies Close the Gender Gap

BSR helped develop a new tool, inspired by the Women's Empowerment Principles, that helps companies make informed decisions to improve their impact on gender equality.

#Womens Empowerment

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Mar

8

March 8, 2017

Womens Empowerment: HERproject at 10: Celebrating HERsuccess, Inspiring HERfuture

HERproject at 10: Celebrating HERsuccess, Inspiring HERfuture

As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of HERproject, we’re taking a moment to think about what we have achieved and what we have left to do.

#Grants #HERproject #Womens Empowerment

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Mar

7

March 7, 2017

Womens Empowerment: What Can Companies Do to Empower Women in Sub-Saharan Africa?

What Can Companies Do to Empower Women in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Through our recent research on women's economic empowerment in sub-Saharan Africa, we found three main trends that informed our analysis and recommendations for private-sector action.

#Womens Empowerment

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Jan

25

January 25, 2017

Womens Empowerment: Advancing Women’s Empowerment, at Work and Home, through the Technology Sector

Advancing Women’s Empowerment, at Work and Home, through the Technology Sector

By strengthening transparency in reporting and offering innovative products and services for all, ICT companies can help advance women as skilled professionals and empowered individuals.

#Information and Communications Technology #Womens Empowerment

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