Our Partnerships

 

If we want to create meaningful change across the garment industry, we can’t work alone.

 

We partner with like-minded organizations to increase the reach and depth of our impact. Together, we’re influencing the industry to address the challenges faced by women garment workers. Our partners are diverse and all offer unique ways to collaborate for change.

  • We work with brands and employers to promote ethical business practices and better working conditions throughout the supply chain. Learn more about our industry engagement.
  • We partner with civil society and labour movement allies to strengthen the movement for change and engage in shared advocacy. Learn more about our partnerships below.
  • We work alongside government departments to strengthen public policies and programs to protect the rights of women workers.

Made by Women is continuously developing new partnerships and exploring innovative ways of working to influence positive change within the garment sector.

 

Our partners include:

Better Work
Better Work is a partnership between the ILO and the International Finance Corporation and assists enterprises to improve practices based on core ILO labor standards and national labor law. Made by Women and Better Work have a global partnership aiming to promote gender equality and women’s economic empowerment in the garment industry through collaborative programming and influencing.

Business Fights Poverty
Business Fights Poverty brings together people who are passionate about tackling specific societal issues. CARE joined a number of partners for a nine-month Business Fights Poverty GBV Challenge, contributing reports and research to their GBV Toolkit for Action to help businesses understand how they can tackle gender-based violence in the world of work.

Empower@Work Collaborative (EWC)
The Empower@Work Collaborative is a group comprised of BSR’s HERproject, CARE International, Gap Inc.’s P.A.C.E. project and Better Work. CARE works with the Collaborative to explore how to work together to advance female workers, embed women’s economic empowerment in business practice and catalyze policy and systems change.

Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI)
CARE is an NGO member of the Ethical Trading Initiative, an alliance of companies, trade unions, and NGOs that promotes respect for workers’ rights around the world. We support efforts to improve the performance of companies on respecting the rights of workers in their supply chains.

Fashion Revolution
Fashion Revolution is a global movement aiming to raise awareness of the fashion industry’s most pressing issues. Made by Women and Fashion Revolution share the common goal of a more fair, safe and transparent industry. CARE sits on the consultative committee for the Fashion Transparency Index.

International Trade Union Confederation – Asia Pacific (ITUC-AP)
ITUC-AP is the voice of working people in the Asia Pacific. Made by Women and ITUC-AP share the common goal of improved labor rights for workers in the Asia Pacific region. Supporting the labour movement is crucial for achieving change in the garment industry so we partner with national trade unions, many of which are ITUC-AP affiliates, to strengthen the representation of women in the movement and advocate for change together.

Is your organization working towards the same goals? Read more about the goals of the Made by Women strategy and get in touch with the strategy’s Coordinator.

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Empowering Women to Take the Lead

Women in Bangladesh are having their voices heard. 

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Women employed in garment factories in Bangladesh are becoming leaders at work and in their own communities.

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ILO Convention to End Violence

What is it and what can you do to raise awareness?

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“When the factory started to work on a solution, there were fewer cases [of sexual harassment] happening.”

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Industry Engagement

CARE works with employers and companies to support them in making improvements.

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Our Influence

We engage with governments, unions and private companies to create positive change.

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The program, “Economic Empowerment for Female Garment Workers” is designed to research, identify, and test digital financial tools and deliver complementary education that can be scaled in the future.

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Our Insights

We share our insights into women working in the garment industry. 

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CARE works to improve workers' rights.

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Our Work

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The Personal Advancement and Career Enhancement (P.A.C.E.) program, funded by Gap Inc., worked with young women in the garment industry in Cambodia.

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Preventing Violence at Work

Factories are taking steps so women feel safer.

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Factories are taking steps so women feel safer.