Walmart and IKEA Work to Empower Women
If you’ve read much about ethical fashion and empowering women, you’re probably surprised to hear good things about Walmart and IKEA. Big box stores are notorious for having a detrimental effect on the environment and people. (Learn more about ethical fashion.) But here’s some good news. “US retail giant Wal-Mart has launched a special training programme for more than 60,000 female workers at 150 of its supplier factories in India, Bangladesh, China and Central America,” according to Just-Style. And “The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) … has partnered with IKEA Foundation in a project that aims to help buildRead more
Good News from China!
From Reuters.com: Chinese police rescued 89 infants kidnapped for sale and arrested 369 people they said were linked to two human trafficking rings this month, state media reported Wednesday…Efforts by China, the world’s most populous nation, to contain population growth through a strict “one child” policy, coupled with the country’s long tradition of favoring boys, have contributed to the rise in cases of trafficking in children and women. Read the full story here.