Partners Name :
BSR - Business for Social Responsibility / Change Associates / Islam Garment Factory
Status / Activity :
BSR : Global Nonprofit Business Network to improve the social responsibility in the Supply Chain
Change Associates : Bangladesh Local NGO to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged people and women in particular
The Weave Our Future Foundation supports, for the first time, the implementation of BSR’s HERhealth project at Islam Garments in Dhaka, Bangladesh. HERhealth is one of three pillars that make up HERproject – a collaborative initiative that strives to empower low-income women working in global supply chains. Bringing together global brands, their suppliers, and local NGOs, HERproject drives impact for women and business via workplace-based interventions on health, financial inclusion, and gender equality.
HERhealth workplace programs strive to improve awareness and behavior related to general and reproductive health, to challenge harmful taboos, to promote preventative care, and to increase access to critical health products and services. In each factory, a group of women are selected as peer health educators, and are provided with a series of trainings that take place at work. These peer educators then transmit their learnings to their colleagues.
HERhealth was launched in 2007. Recognized as a leading innovation for women’s health by the UN Every Woman, Every Child Initiative, the program has been implemented in more than 250 factories and farms in over 10 countries, impacting over 250,000 women.
With this project, Weave Our Future Foundation strengthens its commitment for improving health of workers.
Area of intervention :
Women Empowerment especially on Healthcare field
Bangladesh at Islam Garment factory, Dhaka
18 months project launched on 18th Oct. 2016