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Blog | 2018 June 15

The Digital Payments Opportunity: A Conversation

The Digital Payments Opportunity: A Conversation

Chhavi Ghuliani, Associate Director | New York

A discussion with UN-based Better Than Cash Alliance's Private Sector Digital Innovation Lead Marjolaine Chaintreau and BSR's HERproject Associate Director Chhavi Ghuliani on digital wages.

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News | 2018 June 12

Women and Children First: How Brands Are Innovating to Help China’s Female Workers

Read HERproject's contribution to Ethical Corporation's assessment of worker well-being in Chinese manufacturing.

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Blog | 2018 May 29

How Health Training Changed Social Norms in Himalayan Villages

How Health Training Changed Social Norms in Himalayan Villages

Lisa Staxäng, Associate, HERproject | Paris

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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Blog | 2018 May 17

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

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

Filippo Sebastio, Associate | Hong Kong; Lucia Flores, Associate, HERproject | Paris

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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Blog | 2018 May 11

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

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

Cherry Lin, Manager | Guangzhou

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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Blog | 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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Blog | 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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Blog | 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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Blog | 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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Blog | 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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