This brief presents key lessons from the environmental movement on effective strategies for driving changes in corporate policies and practices and creating new mechanisms for holding business accountable for environmental impacts. Corporate policies and voluntary and ‘soft law’ standards may be unfamiliar to many women’s health advocates, but they are likely to have increasing importance in the years to come. There is much to learn from the experiences of the environmental community.

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Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation, with a population of approximately 140 million people. Modern contraceptive services are underutilized in Nigeria which has a modern contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) of 11 percent. The country’s low CPR highlights the need for innovative programs to increase women’s access to contraceptive services.

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The pilot intervention described in this brief took place at an apparel manufacturing company, Caribbean Island Apparel SA, located in Port-au-Prince. This pilot project applied a health systems strengthening (HSS) model to demonstrate the value of a new management approach to workplace health services and practices. The results indicate that better management of worker health […]

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