ELEVATE Strategic Partner webinar: Gender related risks in Asia’s supply chains

  • October 15, 2020
  • Multiple times

COVID-19 has led to significant disruption of the ready-made garment sector with reduced consumer demand, obstructed logistics, and factory shutdowns. While there have been impacts for all actors along the value chain, the most significant negative effects are being faced by workers themselves, the vast majority of whom are women. International garment brands are being publicly criticized for their failure to protect and support these workers, and there is a need for additional learning to understand and address these risks.

Low-income women workers in Asia’s major supply chain locations are facing significant challenges to their health, wellbeing, and livelihoods. Exacerbated by the pandemic, these gender-related issues have business implications through reduced productivity, revenue loss, and missed days of work. Join Savitri Restrepo Project Manager, ELEVATE and Lesley Abraham, Made by Women Impact Strategy Coordinator, Care on October 15th for a webinar discussing how a beyond audit approach can help identify and address gender issues in the supply chain. With a deep dive into the apparel sector supply chain in Asia and drawing on data from CARE and ELEVATE’s respective garment worker programs, this webinar will present:

  • Latest insights into the disproportionate impact that COVID-19 has had on women workers
  • Latest insights into gender issues in the supply chain such as wage inequality, lack of pregnancy protection, women’s participation in leadership and decision making, and sexual harassment
  • Evidence-based recommendations for effective interventions to identify and address gender-related supply chain risks


  • Europe: 3:00 pm BST
  • Americas: 10:00 am EDT
  • Asia: 10:00 pm HKT

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Savitri Restrepo

Project Manager, ELEVATE

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Lesley Abraham

Made by Women Impact Strategy Coordinator, Care

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