The retail giant, Walmart, has launched a training and education programme for 60,000 women working in its factories in India, Bangladesh and China.
The programme dubbed as – The Women in Factories, is a five-year initiative that will be implemented in collaboration with local NGOs and teach critical life skills related to communication, hygiene, reproductive health, occupational health and safety and gender sensitivity. Additionally, 8,000 women will be imparted leadership training to develop the work and life skills necessary for personal and career development. The programme has been designed and will be implemented in collaboration with NGOs CARE in Bangladesh and SWASTI in India.
The initiative would be rolled out to 150 factories in India, Bangladesh, China and Central America over the next five years, starting from Bangladesh and India this year.