Volunteering in our communities
Women are the driving force of the fashion industry. Just as the majority of our customers and employees are women, so are most of the people making our clothes. Yet around the world, women have less access to education, earn less money, and are more at risk of violence. It doesn’t have to be this way. When women are educated, healthy, and economically empowered, families and communities can thrive. C&A is committed to improving the situation of women worldwide—in our own company, in our supply network, and in communities around the world.
Inspiring Women, a 2015 initiative led by C&A Foundation with support from C&A, asked our employees, “Who are the women who inspire you?” They shared their stories with photos on our Inspiring Women website and voted for local organizations that work towards women’s empowerment through better access to education and programmes to address domestic violence. Each vote triggered a donation from C&A Foundation, which made a donation of €15,000 to each non-profit organization. The campaign also supported the Global Fund for Women, an advocate for women’s rights in the workplace.
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