Our Theory of Change
We believe all work should be empowering, and should enable women and men to improve their well-being and increase their standard of living. We believe that employing women in the formal sector is vital to achieving gender equality within prosperous economies. We believe that jobs in global supply chains offer disproportionate opportunities to empower women and improve living conditions for the wider society.
HERproject empowers women working in global supply chains through workplace-based programs, capacity building of local civil society, and advocacy with business and government.
HERproject uses a three pronged approach in each of our factory and farm-based programs.
- Peer Education Trainings Use a train-the-trainer approach to increase knowledge and improve behavior of the entire workforce.
- Making workplaces better for women Enhance human resources and employee social services to respond to women’s unique needs in the workplace.
- Linking women to products and services Leverage the workplace as an access and demand generation point to increase availability and uptake of critical products and services for women.
To support the success of our workplace-based programs, we engage a wider network of local partners in ongoing capacity and network-building.
- Capacity Building Partnering with local NGO to improve program content quality, monitoring, reporting, and private sector relationships.
- Network Building Facilitating partner networks to improve program delivery and impact, increased participation, and development of local services.
To achieve long-term impact at scale, we advocate with key stakeholders to improve legislation, enforcement and policy priorities.
- Global Companies Promote women’s empowerment as a core component of sustainable and growing businesses.
- Local Businesses Promote women’s empowerment as a core component of sustainable and growing businesses.
- National Governments Elevate expectations to improve support for low-income working women as a priority for economic growth, leveraging data from workplace programs.