Improved gender equality vital to recovery of garment, footwear industries

Further empowering women will help improve Việt Nam’s garment and footwear sectors after the COVID-19 crisis, evidence from the ILO’s flagship programme has shown.

Better Work Việt Nam is a unique partnership between the ILO and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, with the ultimate goal of improving working conditions and boosting the competitiveness of these key export industries of Việt Nam.

Facing the COVID-19 crisis, the programme gave gender a greater priority in recognition of the disproportional impacts of the crisis on women’s health, care duties and discrimination.

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