08 Mar '17, 1pm

#BeBoldForChange: To empower #women, you need to work with men, too

#BeBoldForChange: To empower #women, you need to work with men, too

On International Women’s Day, Alison Ward explains how Cotton Connect’s work with Primark to support women cotton farmers in India is sowing transformative change by engaging both sexes #BeBoldForChange is the theme for International Women’s Day 2017. While progress has been made around the world, the latest estimates from the World Economic Forum reveal that there’s still a long journey ahead of us, with women and men unlikely to reach economic equality before 2186. It represents an important moment to galvanise efforts to deliver greater change for women globally. In developing economies such as India, where CottonConnect runs some of its key sustainable cotton programmes, gender equality remains a major problem. According to the UN’s Gender Equality Index, India currently ranks at 130 out of 188 countries, with gender equality one of the most pressing development challe...

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