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Cotton On, CARE Australia develops bespoke program for Bangladesh women workers

Cotton On Group in partnership with CARE Australia has developed a bespoke program aiming to develop the skills of female garment workers, with the goal of advancing their careers. The two-year pilot project will involve 2,200 garment factory workers, particularly women, in key supplier factories in Bangladesh. Through this program, 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 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.