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2018 April 25

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

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

Marat Yu, Manager | Hong Kong

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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2018 April 3

Financial Needs of Garment Workers in India

Financial Needs of Garment Workers in India

Chhavi Ghuliani, Associate Director | New York; Lucia Flores, Associate, HERproject | Paris

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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2018 March 9

How Do You Empower 100,000 Women?

How Do You Empower 100,000 Women?

Christine Svarer, Director, HERproject | Paris

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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2018 March 8

On International Women’s Day, Let’s Press for Progress in Global Supply Chains

On International Women’s Day, Let’s Press for Progress in Global Supply Chains

Christine Svarer, Director, HERproject | Paris

If all players across global value chains press for progress, we can achieve a future where an empowered female workforce is widely recognized as a driver for business success.

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2018 January 15

Spousal Violence Causing Significant Rise in Depression amongst Female Garment Workers in Bangladesh

Dominic Kotas, Communications Associate, Collaborative Initiatives | Paris

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is high in Bangladesh (27% during the last 12 months), new study reveals even higher rates, almost double, amongst female garment workers (53%) and of those 40% are reporting symptoms of depression. The UK aid-funded study released today by the icddr,b and BSR’s HERproject reveal business can play a leading role in preventing and addressing IPV, by leveraging the workplace as platforms of positive social change.

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2017 November 25

Why Intimate Partner Violence Is Your Business

Why Intimate Partner Violence Is Your Business

Marat Yu, Manager | Hong Kong; Dominic Kotas, Communications Associate, Collaborative Initiatives | Paris

Business has a key role to play in addressing the systemic issue of violence against women in and beyond the workplace. Here are some examples of how to lead.

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2017 November 8

Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards Urges Business to Support Women’s Healthcare at BSR17

Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards Urges Business to Support Women’s Healthcare at BSR17

Dominic Kotas, Communications Associate, Collaborative Initiatives | Paris

In a keynote address at the BSR Conference 2017, Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards highlighted the role of business in advancing women's empowerment and access to women's healthcare.

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2017 October 12

Q&A: The Future of Women’s Empowerment

Q&A: The Future of Women’s Empowerment

Aditi Mohapatra, Director, Women’s Empowerment, BSR; Elisabeth Best, Manager, Communications and Marketing, BSR

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2017 August 9

Leveraging Mobile for Workforce Engagement: Opportunities and Recommendations from HERhealth

Leveraging Mobile for Workforce Engagement: Opportunities and Recommendations from HERhealth

Elissa Goldenberg, Manager, BSR; Brooke Avory, Former Manager, BSR

Three years ago, BSR launched a partnership with Qualcomm Wireless Reach to amplify the outcomes of BSR’s HERproject program in China through mobile technology. Our work together focused on enhancing HERhealth, the pillar of HERproject that aims to empower low-income women working in global supply chains to take charge of their health.

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2017 July 18

Partner Profile: Butet Nur Akmalia, YBS

Partner Profile: Butet Nur Akmalia, YBS

Dominic Kotas, Communications Associate, Collaborative Initiatives | Paris

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