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International Women’s Day: The Future of Fashion is Female Empowerment

March 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Remake on International Women’s Day, March 8th at 11:00 am ET / 4:00 pm GMT / 9:30 pm IST for a panel discussion with three female changemakers making positive waves in the fashion industry.

With up to 80% of garment workers being women of colour in the Global South, female empowerment is essential to the sustainable fashion narrative. This empowerment takes many forms. Join us this International Women’s Day to discuss why gender equality is crucial to sustainability and how female empowerment can differ based on location, community, and situation.

During the call we will hear from:

  • Madhu Vaishnav is the founder and executive director of Saheli Women and the Institute for Philanthropy and Humanitarian Development (IPHD). She is from Jodhpur, India, and has ten years of work experience in civic and social organizations. Madhu founded IPHD in 2013 and launched Saheli Women in 2015 with the aim of financially empowering women in rural Rajasthan by creating access to sustainable livelihood opportunities, through the avenue of ethical fashion.
  • Eden Befekadu is a passionate young advocate for women’s empowerment and meaningful youth engagement. She currently serves as the Sales and Social Marketing Officer at Mela for Her, a social enterprise committed to addressing period poverty in Ethiopia. At Mela for Her, Eden plays a crucial role in the organization’s mission of ensuring that all women and girls have access to sustainable menstrual products and education. The enterprise produces reusable sanitary pads and conducts community education and awareness programs to break the taboo and stigma associated with menstruation.
  • Nazma Akter is the founder and Executive Director of Awaj Foundation. She has been fighting to improve workers’ rights, especially women workers, in the garment sector in Bangladesh for over 32 years. Nazma is also the President of Sommilito Garments Sramik Federation, one of the largest union federations in Bangladesh, and co-chair of Asia Pacific Women’s Committee of IndustriALL Global Union.


March 8
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Zoom (Remote)