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Thursday, 29 June 2017 17:45

HERrespect Project cited in the Violence Against Women and Girls, Infrastructure and Cities Briefing Paper

The HERrespect Project which aims to promote positive gender relations through Workplace Interventions in Bangladesh has been cited in the March 2017 Edition of the Infrastructure and Cities Briefing Paper (ICEF). The ready-made garment (RMG) industry in Bangladesh employs up to four million people and has high female participation. Building on BSR’s ten years of experience creating workplace-based women’s empowerment programs, HERrespect is developing a new approach on how workplaces can be transformed to recognise gender equality as a business priority. Working directly in factories provides an entry point to shift workplace practices, and to reach workers’ families and communities. The workplace can act as an incubator for dialogue between men and women on the underlying issues that lead to violence, and also provides a space to reach women who, despite gaining financial independence, are still at risk. Download the Report here!

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