The Resilience Fund for Women in Global Value Chains is an innovative pooled funding vehicle to ensure strategic corporate investment in the long-term economic resilience, health and well-being of women who form the backbone of global value chains.
The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on women highlights the need for investments in longer-term systemic change and women's resilience - with an emphasis on solutions surfaced by communities themselves.
To advance gender equality, economic justice, and feminist leadership, the fund will:
Invest in women-led, community based organizations addressing women's sexual and reproductive health and safety and security from gender based violence
Offer a new approach to corporate philanthropy, building new networks between investors and communities
Before COVID-19, women made up 60-80% of export manufacturing workers, 41% of agricultural labourers, and 75% of apparel workers. This fund will invest in communities in these value chains.
The Fund is organized by BSR, the United Nations Foundation's Universal Access Project, and Women Win/Win-Win Strategies in collaboration with founding corporate partners and investors PVH Foundation, Gap Foundation, H&M Foundation, and VF Foundation.
IN THE NEWS
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GET IN TOUCH
Want to learn more or have any questions? Please contact David Wofford from UNF or Aditi Mohapatra from BSR.