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Today FWF celebrates International Women’s Day, a yearly event honouring the political, economic, cultural and social achievements of women.
This year’s theme, ‘Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030’, focuses on the advancement of women and gender parity in the workforce. Equality is necessary for an economy that is sustainable, inclusive, and prosperous. International Women’s Day asks us to #BeBoldForChange—to take bold action in order to achieve the improvements we want to see in the lives of women worldwide.
Since 2014, Fair Wear Foundation, along with Indian partners SAVE and CIVIDEP, has led a training programme for factory supervisors in the garment industry. One focus of the programme is to train women to become supervisors; the other is to re-educate current supervisors on communication and management, with emphasis on anti-harassment. The aim is to reduce workplace violence and economic discrimination against women in garment factories.
Watch our video about the programme in action in India, and learn more about how we are working toward gender parity in the workplace.