Since 2016, our sustained focus on empowerment of women in the garment industry has created positive change for tens of thousands of women, with the potential to impact millions.
What started as standardized tools for preventing sexual harassment in factories in Cambodia is now helping make factories safer for women in four countries across South-East Asia. Our focus on preventing workplace sexual harassment has improved industry assessments and brought together industry leaders to develop practical solutions.
Our experience shows the most effective way to bring about change for large numbers of workers is to support women with the skills and opportunity to take action themselves. In Bangladesh, CARE has helped develop the leadership, communication and negotiation skills of more than 35,000 women workers in the last decade. Under Made by Women this is expanding to more countries – such as Indonesia and Vietnam – and we’re seeing more and more positive changes driven by women themselves.
We have seen many encouraging stories of change and we want to ensure this impact reaches more women across Asia.
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.
Preventing Violence at Work
CARE worked with factory managers in Cambodia to help them tackle sexual harassment at work. We're working within the industry to expand this successful model in more countries.
DW- Empowering Women
Women in Bangladesh are having their voices heard.
DW- ILO Convention
What is it and what can you do to raise awareness?
DW - Industry Engagement
CARE works with employers and companies to support them in making improvements.
DW- Our Influence
We engage with governments, unions and private companies to create positive change.
DW- Our Insights
We share our insights into women working in the garment industry.
DW- Our Partnerships
Learn about our partners and the changes we’re supporting.
DW- Empowering Women
Factories are taking steps so women feel safer.