‘Equality for women is progress for all’, is this year’s theme for International Women’s Day, celebrated annually on 8 March. FWF can only endorse that theme. In 2014 FWF continues the Preventing Workplace Violence project to help women garment workers and their managers to prevent violence.
The first three FWF workshops on Building and Fire Safety for Bangladeshi factory managers have successfully taken place in the first week of March. 112 factory managers, FWF brand managers and compliance representatives of buying offices joined the workshops in Dhaka.
The rain in Dhaka is unusual for this time of the year, says FWF´s audit supervisor Bablur. It was only two days ago that Bangladesh celebrated the beginning of spring, and now the streets are all muddy. I didn´t know about the rare weather conditions. This is my first time in Bangladesh.
Our mission is to improve labour conditions in the garment industry.
Fair Wear Foundation is an independent, non-profit organisation that works with companies and factories to improve labour conditions for garment workers. FWF’s 90 member companies represent over 120 brands, and are based in seven European countries; member products are sold in over 20,000 retail outlets in more than 80 countries around the world. FWF is active in 15 production countries in Asia, Europe and Africa. Read more »