Photo: CARE has almost 20 years of experience working with the garment industry in Cambodia. Josh Estey/CARE
CARE International has endorsed the COVID19 Call to Action in the Global Garment Industry, which aims to generate action by all stakeholders in the global garment industry to protect the income, health and employment of workers during the COVID19 pandemic.
The Call to Action was negotiated by the International Organization of Employers (IOE), International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and IndustriALL Global Union with technical support from the International Labour Organization (ILO). CARE is proud to join a growing number of brands and retailers, employers’ associations, trade unions, multi-stakeholder initiatives and civil society organisations in endorsing the Call to Action.
The Call to Action sets out 5 priorities for all stakeholders. It calls on:
CARE commits to playing our part in delivering on these priorities. We
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Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty and providing lifesaving assistance in emergencies. In 100 countries around the world, CARE places special focus on working alongside poor girls and women because, equipped with the proper resources, they have the power to help lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty.
CARE has been working with garment workers and factories for over 20 years, most recently through our Made by Women strategy, and is focussing on protecting and supporting the rights and needs of women and girls during the pandemic. We are supporting women workers to adopt COVID-19 prevention strategies, access support services – including health, psycho-social, sexual health and GBV services – and receive vital financial support.
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