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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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Blog | 2017 November 25

Why Intimate Partner Violence Is Your Business

Why Intimate Partner Violence Is Your Business

Marat Yu, Former 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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Blog | 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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Blog | 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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Report | 2017 October 2

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the HERhealth Model: Endline

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the HERhealth Model: Endline

A new evaluation of the HERhealth model, conducted by the Evidence Project/Population Council, offers important evidence and recommendations for effective programming to improve the health of women workers in garment factories in Bangladesh and elsewhere.

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Report | 2017 October 2

Private-Sector Action for Women’s Health and Empowerment

Private-Sector Action for Women’s Health and Empowerment

This brief, written in partnership with the UN Foundation and The Evidence Project/Meridian Group International, Inc., expands this business case for private sector investment in women’s health and empowerment.

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Blog | 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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Blog | 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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Blog | 2017 July 11

How Business Can Support the Global Movement for Family Planning

How Business Can Support the Global Movement for Family Planning

Andrea Lilja, Former Manager | Paris; Christine Svarer, Director, HERproject | Paris

Accessing family planning services is essential for women and girls to be able to stay in school, join the workforce, and—crucially—remain active in the formal economy.

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