Women play a critical role in the apparel industry and a vital role in the future of societies. When we help a woman in a developing country better her life, she's able to make positive changes in the lives of her family and in her community.
In 2007, Gap Inc. launched the P.A.C.E. (Personal Advancement & Career Enhancement) program, aimed at training female garment workers in technical and social skills so they can advance in work and life. ICRW collaborated with Gap Inc. to design and evaluate initial efforts in garment factories in India and Cambodia. Today, P.A.C.E. operates in those countries as well as in Vietnam, Bangladesh, China and Sri Lanka – and ICRW continues to evaluate the program's impact globally under the leadership of Priya Nanda, group director of social and economic development at ICRW's Asia Regional Office.
In this video, meet San, a participant in Gap Inc.'s P.A.C.E. program.