Made in Asia: the business case for investing in gender rights in garment supply chains
Taking action to safeguard the rights of women workers is not only the right thing to do, it’s also good for business. CARE has pioneered innovative business models that protect women’s rights while improving business returns for employers in Asia for the past 10 years. In Bangladesh, CARE’s work has led to a 14.9% decrease in worker attrition, a 10.2% decrease in absenteeism and a 3.5% increase in productivity. In Cambodia the ‘Sexual Harassment Stops Here’ model has supported garment workers to prevent and respond to cases of sexual harassment at work, an issue which costs the industry USD89 million per year. In this session, CARE will launch its regional dignified work strategy “Made by Women”, which will scale the impact of programs such as Sexual Harassment Stops Here to benefit 8 million women garment workers in Asia by 2021.