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BSR and Levi Strauss Foundation—HERproject: Health Enables Returns Workplace Program for Women

The Levi Strauss Foundation and BSR launched the Health Enables Returns Workplace Program for Women, or HERproject, in 2007. The program provides factory-based women’s health education to promote awareness and access to services. Since its start, the program has implemented projects in Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan, and Vietnam, reaching over 72,000 women workers around the world by the end of 2010. The program operates through a coalition of international companies, their supplier factories and farms, and local NGOs, and includes 14 international brands as contributing partners. Active programs are currently running in 50 factories.