Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation provided a grant to BSR in 2015 to integrate wage digitization into all HERfinance programs in South Asia. With this investment, BSR has supported approximately 40 suppliers in switching from cash to digital payroll as a way to bring large numbers of garment workers into the formal financial system. HERfinance training supports workers through this transition.
In 2016, the C&A Foundation partnered with HERproject to expand HERrespect to India. This program will aim to improve gender relations in the manufacturing sector through peer-to-peer and management training and through capacity-building for local companies on how to prevent harassment in the workplace. The project will use partnerships with local business associations to design and scale activities.
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Takeda Pharmaceuticals has been a key supporter of HERhealth. A two-year partnership, established in 2016, allowed HERhealth to scale programming in China, India, Kenya, and Ethiopia, and to strengthen our communications and deepen our engagement with our company partners.
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Walt Disney Company, The
The Walt Disney Company provided funding in 2013 to allow the program to expand to additional countries in Latin America and Asia. Disney also provided core funding to strengthen HERproject programming to enable scaling in 2015.
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What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls Programme
The What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls Programme, a flagship program from the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID), supports the development and launch of HERrespect in Bangladesh. The Innovation Grant also supports vigorous evaluation to generate evidence on what works to prevent and address violence in the workplace and in intimate partner relationships.