Worker’s Rights

New op-ed on ending gender-based violence against women garment workers

An ambitious yet attainable goal By Sangeeta Chowdhry, Global Fund for Women, and Brandee Butler, C&A Foundation Four years ago, the collapse of the Rana Plaza Building killed more than a thousand garment workers in Bangladesh. Most of the workers in the building were young women in their teens and early twenties. Many had recently migrated from…

NoVo Foundation joins Global Fund for Women and Laudes Foundation (formerly C&A Foundation) collaborative to end gender-based violence in the garment industry

APRIL 5, 2017–Global Fund for Women is pleased to announce a new partnership with the NoVo Foundation to join its multi-year initiative with Laudes Foundation (formerly C&A Foundation) and Gender at Work to eradicate gender-based violence and empower women garment workers in Asia. NoVo Foundation will invest $1 Million over four years for the multi-year…

Global Fund for Women and C&A Foundation collaborate to end gender-based violence in the garment industry

DECEMBER 6, 2016–Global Fund for Women is pleased to announce a new initiative with C&A Foundation and Gender at Work to eradicate gender-based violence and empower women garment workers in Asia. Women comprise about 80% of the global workforce in the garment industry; an industry in which discrimination and violence against women are endemic. C&A…

Tiwi's story: A raincoat and a win for women workers' rights in Indonesia

In Southeast Asia, with limited job opportunities and the cost of living on the rise, many women seek work abroad, or go to work in factories where workers’ rights are extremely limited. But with money from Global Fund for Women’s FLOW initiative, women’s groups are creating new economic options and protecting workplace safety for women….