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Report | 2018 December 10

Financial Inclusion for Workers: Including a Gender Lens

Financial Inclusion for Workers: Including a Gender Lens

Lauren Shields, Manager | Paris; Lucia Flores, Associate, HERproject | Paris; Margaux Yost, Manager | Paris

HERproject and IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, are pleased to release a new brief on the importance of integrating a gender lens into financial inclusion programs.

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Blog | 2018 December 5

Supply Chains Give Us the Opportunity to Measure and Fight Violence against Women

Supply Chains Give Us the Opportunity to Measure and Fight Violence against Women

Dominic Kotas, Communications Associate, Collaborative Initiatives | Paris; Lauren Shields, Manager | Paris

Leading global brands and their suppliers are putting their weight behind efforts to address violence against women through workplace-based interventions.

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Report | 2018 November 28

HERrespect: How Business Can Make a Difference on Violence against Women and Girls

HERrespect: How Business Can Make a Difference on Violence against Women and Girls

Lauren Shields, Manager | Paris; Dominic Kotas, Communications Associate, Collaborative Initiatives | Paris

Violence against women (VAW) is a human rights violation and a barrier to achieving inclusive growth and sustainable business. An estimated 35 percent of women worldwide have experienced physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner rape at some point in their lives. Unacceptable rates of violence and harassment extend well beyond the home into the world of work, as clearly demonstrated by the #MeToo movement.

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Blog | 2018 July 16

Join Us to Empower 1.6 Million Women Workers through HERproject by 2022

Join Us to Empower 1.6 Million Women Workers through HERproject by 2022

Christine Svarer, Director, HERproject | Paris

We are proud to launch a new strategy for HERproject to double our impact and improve the well-being, confidence, and economic potential of women working in global supply chains.

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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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Report | 2017 June 28

Women’s Safety in the Workplace Toolkit Guide

Women’s Safety in the Workplace Toolkit Guide

DR. RITUPARNA MAJUMDAR, Founder and Principal Head, Etico Consultancy

BSR has developed the "Women's Safety in the Workplace" toolkit, in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry’s Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development (CII-ITC CESD), and in consultation with its members, to provide guidance for companies seeking to strengthen their own policies and activities that prevent and address sexual harassment.

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Blog | 2017 June 28

BSR Collaborates with Indian Business Association to Address Sexual Harassment in Garment Industry

BSR Collaborates with Indian Business Association to Address Sexual Harassment in Garment Industry

Andrea Lilja, Former Manager | Paris

We are proud to announce a new collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry’s Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development.

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Blog | 2017 April 26

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

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

Magali Barraja, Former Manager | Paris; Maria Pontes, Former Manager

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

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Blog | 2016 November 21

Addressing Social Norms to Stop Gender-Based Violence and Harassment in Factories and Farms

Marat Yu, Former Manager | Hong Kong

Violence against women is one of the world’s greatest social, economic, and public health problems, pervading the home, workplace, and community. The newly-launched HERrespect will help business to tackle violence against women by positively changing the social norms that underpin gendered violence.

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