Since 2016, CARE has focused on addressing some of the most fundamental barriers to women accessing their rights in the garment industry. We have seen many positive changes. However, many challenges remain to securing the rights of women workers—challenges which have been exacerbated by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry and its workforce. The first half of 2020 was dedicated to responding to the immediate needs of garment workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, Made by Women's impact figure has increased by a whopping 185% since last year: to date, more than 167,000 women working in the garment industry have accessed rights which they were previously being denied.
Made by Women: Impact report 2020
The Made by Women strategy seeks to ensure women in the garment industry have access to decent jobs, are free from violence and harassment and can give voice to their rights at work. Engaging with women, businesses, governments and civil society partners across the supply chain, this area of work focuses on addressing some of the most fundamental barriers to women accessing their rights in the garment industry. Learn more about Made by Women's impact to date in 2020 and our focus for the future.
- Countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Viet Nam
- Published: March 2021