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Mar

7

March 7, 2017

Womens Empowerment: Apparel Industry Brief: Women’s Economic Empowerment in Sub-Saharan Africa

Apparel Industry Brief: Women’s Economic Empowerment in Sub-Saharan Africa

This brief highlights how companies in the apparel industry can approach women's economic empowerment in sub-Saharan Africa and shares impacts of the industry on women in the region.

#Consumer Products #Womens Empowerment

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Sep

19

September 19, 2016

Womens Empowerment: Women’s Empowerment in Global Value Chains: A Framework for Business Action

Women’s Empowerment in Global Value Chains: A Framework for Business Action

This report, written by BSR with support from Women Deliver and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, examines how to create business opportunities that accelerate women's health, rights, and well-being in global value chains.

#Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Feb

9

February 9, 2016

Womens Empowerment: Building Effective Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategies

Building Effective Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategies

This report, written in partnership with the International Center for Research on Women and sponsored by the Oak Foundation, identifies how companies can develop holistic and integrated approaches to women's economic empowerment.

#Business Action for Women #Consumer Products #Financial Services #Grants #Healthcare #Inclusive Economy #Information and Communications Technology #Womens Empowerment

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Oct

15

October 15, 2015

Womens Empowerment: Current Practices in Food and Childcare-Service Provision in Bangladesh’s RMG Factories

Current Practices in Food and Childcare-Service Provision in Bangladesh’s RMG Factories

This situational analysis report presents an overview of the current practices in food and childcare-service provision in 15 RMG factories in Bangladesh.

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

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Sep

22

September 22, 2015

Womens Empowerment: Women in Factories China: Creating Good Jobs and Building an Inclusive Economy

Women in Factories China: Creating Good Jobs and Building an Inclusive Economy

The Women in Factories China program has trained more than 22,000 workers on work and and life skills. Testimonials from participants highlight how the program has affected their lives.

#Grants #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain #Women in Factories China #Womens Empowerment

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Jun

2

June 2, 2015

Womens Empowerment: Empowering Women in Kenya’s Tea Sector: Adapting HERproject to the Smallholder Farm Context

Empowering Women in Kenya’s Tea Sector: Adapting HERproject to the Smallholder Farm Context

This working paper presents BSR’s proposed approach for expanding and adapting HERproject, our workplace-based women's empowerment program, to meet the unique needs of smallholder farmers.

#Food Beverage and Agriculture #HERproject #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Mar

9

March 9, 2015

Womens Empowerment: Financial Inclusion in the Supply Chain: An Evaluation of the HERfinance Pilot in India

Financial Inclusion in the Supply Chain: An Evaluation of the HERfinance Pilot in India

Over a two-year period, BSR piloted HERfinance at 11 garment factories in India to test the hypothesis that the HERproject model would translate well to critical topics beyond health.

#Financial Services #Grants #HERproject #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Dec

5

December 5, 2014

Womens Empowerment: Healthcare Delivery in RMG Factories in Bangladesh: What Are the Missed Opportunities?

Healthcare Delivery in RMG Factories in Bangladesh: What Are the Missed Opportunities?

A gap assessment study conducted between June and July 2014 identified five main gaps in healthcare systems available at 10 ready-made garment factories in Bangladesh, and approaches to tackle this challenge.

#Consumer Products #Grants #Healthcare #Womens Empowerment

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Mar

24

March 24, 2014

Incorporating Women’s Health into Workplace Assessments

This working paper presents the findings of a research collaboration between UL's Responsible Sourcing group and BSR, which explored women's health in global garment and light manufacturing supply chains.

#Healthcare #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Mar

4

March 4, 2014

HERproject China: Empowering Women Workers

In this report, we share the story of HERproject China, which has been around for seven years and reached more than 100,000 women in the country.

#Grants #HERproject #Inclusive Economy #Womens Empowerment

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