A Working Meeting on Gender-Sensitive Workplace Programs and Policies to Improve Workers’ Health

Technical Area:
Expanding Method Access and Choice
Workplace Programming

The Evidence Project partnered with the UN Foundation to convene proponents of workplace-based health and empowerment programs for women working in global supply chains as part of its effort to strengthen global health workplace programs and policies. The May 2 event included two lightening rounds of updates from around the globe on (a) innovations in workplace women’s health programs and (b) research on successful practices in workplace health.

The event attracted participants from the private sector, including Levi Strauss & Co., GAP, Share Hope, BSR, Fair Trade USA; donor organizations and their alliances, including USAID, UNF, UN Global Compact, FP202, DFID and ILO; and program designers and implementers and research organizations including FHI360, Danish Family Planning Association, Marie Stopes International, Population Council, Abt Associates and PATH. In addition to sharing knowledge, the participants committed to a course of collective action to reach a wider audience interested in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals for health and well-being and gender equity and women’s empowerment.

To view the presentations from the May 2 event, visit:  https://www.privatesectoractionforwomenshealth.com/explore

To learn more about the Evidence Project and RAISE Health Initiatives work on global health workplace policies and programs, visit: http://evidenceproject.popcouncil.org/strengthening-global-health-workplace-policies-and-programs/