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Empowering Young Female Garment Workers

International clothes and accessories retailer Gap, in partnership with the International Centre for Research on Women, launched the P.A.C.E. (Personal Advancement, Career Enhancement) programme in 2007. This programme aims to empower and build the education, life and workplace skills of young female garment workers in the developing world, including in areas such as healthcare, legal rights and career advancement to move into management positions. As of early 2021, over 800,000 women and girls from 17 countries have taken part in the programme, with participants signaling increased self-esteem, productivity and financial literacy.