Did you know that 80% of global garment workers worldwide are women? Did you know that women earn less than 10% of the world’s wages, but women account for over 66% of the world’s working hours? And did you know that women reinvest 90% of their income into their family? And did you know that these women have the least access to basic education and technical training they need to advance into positions of supervisors and managers?
Thank goodness for the huge hearts at Gap, Inc. who introduced the P.A.C.E. program as a solution to this global need. P.A.C.E. stands for Personal Advancement & Career Enhancement. P.A.C.E. provides life and work skills training for female garment workers conducted over a 8-10 month period and covers topics such as communications, decision making and financial literacy.
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To date, more than 14,000 women have participated in the P.A.C.E. program in seven countries, surpassing the goal of 7,500 women by 2015, the commitment made by Gap Inc. at the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting.
We are so proud of the folks at Gap, Inc. and are so excited to support and share their efforts is uplifting the spirits of our global fashion community. YEAH GAP!