37% of workers in India have taken part in our Respect and Dignity programme across nine factories since 2017.
This year, two of our largest factories joined the programme. In partnership with Swasti, a local gender specialist NGO, over 3,000 workers have helped build a culture of Respect in their factories – participating in regular workshops to raise awareness of their rights and responsibilities.
Between April 2020 and February 2021 these factories also piloted Covid-19 support care lines. This provided workers with access to counselling and advice on benefits during this challenging period, as well as an out of hours nurse.
The sessions have changed my perspective on gender roles - I was in two minds about my daughter's higher education but now I am sure and confident that my daughter must complete her education to become independent
- Rani, Gurgaon - stitching operative