In 2019, UNIQLO signed a global partnership with UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. Given the fact that the vast majority of workers in the apparel industry are women, UNIQLO decided to join forces with UN Women to offer capacity-building training for women working in our textile partner factories in Asia, and support the activities of each and every woman who contributes to UNIQLO clothes-making. We work with women to foster a thriving sustainable supply chain and create products that fulfill customer expectations.
UNIQLO pursues concrete initiatives that challenge gender stereotypes for everyone to design their own future.
UN Women + Career-building Training for Women Working in UNIQLO Textile Partner Companies
Photo: UN Women/Pornvit Visitoran
Little Women Project
We provide a consistent supply of UNIQLO undergarments to shelters and other facilities for women and children to help support young girls who have suffered from poverty, abuse, neglect, domestic violence, bullying, and other social problems and been forced to flee their homes with little more than the clothes on their back.
Global Women Empowerment Program
UNIQLO strives to enrich the lives of all people everywhere irrespective of differences in race, gender, religion, ethnicity, social status, sexual orientation or age. Driven by an earnest desire to protect and prize diversity, we strive to build environments that enable women to participate actively and comprehensively in society.
Career Support for Female Employees
We have implemented personnel system reforms and other measures for female employees to choose work styles matching their life stage and to develop careers that make full use of their individuality and talent. We will continue to introduce new systems and promote career development through assignments to new roles or departments.