Many women working in the garment industry lived in precarious conditions before COVID-19. The pandemic has exacerbated these existing inequalities and created new challenges for women workers.
Made by Women aims to support meaningful change across the garment industry by promoting improved practices in global supply chains, strengthening women’s leadership and working with governments to promote public policies which will positively impact workers.
We do this by engaging with workers and worker organizations, factories, brands, industry associations, governments and civil society partners. We work with partners from around the globe in countries across Asia and we are increasingly working in new sourcing countries such as Ethiopia.
We work with the industry to highlight the need for a just recovery from impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic which recognizes the needs of women workers.
We have seen many encouraging stories of change through our programs and we want to ensure this impact reaches more women across the globe.