Cotton On, CARE Australia help women workers in B’desh

by Apparel Resources News-Desk

11-March-2019  |  2 mins read

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Cotton On Group in partnership with CARE Australia has developed the bespoke programme aiming to develop the skills of female garment workers, with the goal of advancing their careers.

Already started in February 2019, the two-year pilot project will involve 2,200 garment factory workers, particularly women, in key supplier factories in Bangladesh.

Through the programme, the companies will undergo a unique training carried out in consultation with garment workers and factory owners.

The training extends to supporting the management and line supervisors of the participating factories to shape their role in creating an enabling environment for women workers.

The project aims to increase the number of women garment workers in leadership roles in the participating factories.

“This important initiative across three garment factories in Bangladesh will contribute to CARE’s global goal to improve the working lives of eight million women in Asia by 2021. Our dignified work programmes like this one enable the economic empowerment of women by promoting decent working conditions, tackling the barriers that women face to achieve equality in the workplace, and supporting women to take control of their own lives.” – Sally Moyle, CEO, CARE Australia

Cotton On Group risk and sustainability GM Alice Polglase said the venture is in line with the company’s people-first strategy. “The Group has been working collaboratively with CARE Australia for over two years to ensure we deliver a programme that is aligned to our purpose to make a positive difference in people’s lives. We have consulted with factory owners and workers to ensure the training suits their particular needs,” she added.

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