These partners adapt the global approach and methodology of HERproject to the various cultures and geographies that make up supply chains. They then deliver and implement the programs in the factories and farms.
Centre for Promotion of Quality of Life (Life Centre)
Life Centre is an NGO and nonprofit organization registered with the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA) since 2007. Life Centre works in partnership with communities, institutions, and organizations. Its mission is to promote and enhance the quality of life of vulnerable people and communities.
Change Associates is a women-led organization committed to actively promoting and advocating for the empowerment of Bangladeshi women, less privileged citizens, and female workers. Change provides training, research, and consultancy services for the corporate and development sectors, and works with local and global brands, NGOs, INGOs, government stakeholders, and research organizations, among others. Change is currently responsible for the overall management of HERproject programs in Bangladesh. It also implements HERhealth programs in the Dhaka area.
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Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA)
The Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA) is an association of commercial farms engaged in the production and export of horticultural products. EHPEA promotes and safeguards the competitive position of the Ethiopian horticulture sector within the global market. In 2014, HERproject partnered with EHPEA to establish a gender training team that delivers programs to grower-member farms. EHPEA implements a tailored version combining elements of HERhealth and HERrespect.
HANDS is a registered NGO in Pakistan, working since 1979 with key programs in health, education, poverty alleviation, disaster management, and other cross-cutting programs in social mobilization and advocacy, gender and development, human resource and institutional development, information and communication, monitoring and evaluation, resource mobilization, and social marketing. HANDS’ programs benefit more than 25 million people in 42,000 villages and 29 districts of Pakistan. It implements HERhealth programs in the Karachi and Lahore areas.
Kshitij is made of up diverse professionals united by the common goal of promoting well being. Kshitij collaborates with formal and informal workers, children, and other stakeholders to increase the welfare of the communities, with a focus on health, finance, security, and gender equality.
MAMATA was formed in 1983 with the initiative and drive of a group of dedicated social workers of the Chittagong City of Bangladesh to establish and ensure health and family welfare services, poverty alleviation, socio-economic development, and gender and human rights. MAMATA’s mission is to improve the socioeconomic conditions of disadvantaged groups and establish their rights guaranteed by the constitution of Bangladesh and International Charters, to which Bangladesh is one of the signatories. MAMATA envisions a health-hazard free and poverty-alleviated Bangladesh that upholds all basic human rights. MAMATA currently implements HERhealth programs in the Chittagong area.
Microfinance Innovation Center for Resources and Alternatives (MICRA) is an Indonesian foundation focusing on development of the microfinance sector. MICRA’s mission is to build the institutional strength and outreach of the Indonesian microfinance sector by providing a full range of high-quality, best-practice technical inputs and support to all industry stakeholders, in a sustainable and demand-driven manner. As an independent support center, MICRA is committed to promote innovations, transparency, and improved outreach to the poor and ever-improving performance in the microfinance industry. MICRA also proactively involves itself in activities to alleviate poverty, especially in Indonesia, by empowering every available source in the industry.
National Organization of Peer Educators (NOPE)
NOPE is a Kenya-based NGO with operations in the East African region that improves the well-being of youth, workers, and the most at-risk populations by providing highly customized sexual and reproductive health and social services. NOPE implements HERhealth programs in farms as well as tea cooperatives in Kenya.
Organization for Women in Self Employment (WISE)
Organization for Women in Self Employment (WISE) was established in September 1997. WISE is dedicated to the elimination of facets of urban poverty and the realization of sustainable livelihoods among poor women. In 2017, WISE became a local partner for the implementation of HERproject in Ethiopia.
PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research
PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research is an institution with a mission to provide world-class medical education to young men and women and to foster research and social development, as well as framing appropriate strategies for health care and medical services for rural and urban communities.
The Share Hope Foundation is a non-profit organization which owns a for-profit subsidiary, both operating in Haiti. This dual structure allows Share Hope to provide social services funded from charity and philanthropy, while at the same time being active as an intermediary between retailers and manufacturers in developing countries. The vision of Share Hope is “To improve the living standards of workers in developing countries by encouraging responsible and sustainable consumer/producer relationships, characterized by ethical sourcing principles, producer-friendly prices and fair wages.” Share Hope currently implements HERhealth programs in Haiti.
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Swasti is an international non-profit health resource center, headquartered in Bangalore and working towards improving the health outcomes of vulnerable communities. Swasti’s core areas of expertise are sexual and reproductive health, life skills initiatives, water sanitation and hygiene, human resources in health, gender based violence, and technology in public health. Swasti has close to a decade of experience in workforce development initiatives and has been providing strategic and quality assurance support to several workforce development initiatives. Swasti and HERproject work together on designing and implementing additional HERproject tools and projects to improve the lives of low-income workers and communities.
Yayasan Balita Sehat (YBS)
YBS is the Indonesian branch of Foundation for Mother and Child Health (FMCH), a U.K.-based nonprofit organization established in 2001. FMCH’s first programs in Jakarta were set up in response to the Indonesian economic crisis at the time, which resulted in large numbers of Indonesian children becoming seriously malnourished. YBS implements HERhealth programs in garment factories in the Greater Jakarta area of Indonesia (Jabodetabek), as well as West Java, Central Java and East Java.
Yo quiero, Yo puedo
The Mexican Institute for Family and Population Research (IMIFAP)— “Yo quiero, Yo puedo” (“I want to, I can”) is a Mexican NGO with the mission to “design and facilitate strategies and programs for people to develop behaviors that allow them to assume control of their lives, achieve their full potential, and contribute to the improvement of their environment.” Yo quiero, Yo puedo works in the areas of education, health, citizenship, and productivity in order to empower individuals to improve their behaviors in relation to their well being.
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