GENDER

GLOBAL WOMEN'S
EMPOWERMENT
PROGRAM

Enabling women to chart brighter futures

Fast Retailing respects all forms of employee diversity. Based on that principle, we instigate activites that help foster independence among socially disadvantaged women worldwide.

Global Women Empowerment Program
  • 1

    Les Medecins du Monde

    Period
    From 2002
    Location
    France

    We have been working with international NGO, Médecins du Monde, to provide better access to medical services for women in vulnerable situations or living in unstable environments. UNIQLO has been donating AIRism masks and other items as part of that initiative.

  • 2

    The Upcycling Project

    Period
    From 2016
    Location
    Malaysia

    We have been supporting the incomes of single mothers with low incomes and refugee women by helping them produce upcycled accessories made from fabric collected from UNIQLO stores. We donate sewing machines and tools to help increase the capacity of the workshops and facilitate the training of even more women.

  • 3

    Danner House

    Period
    From 2019
    Location
    Denmark

    We donate clothing and sanitary pants through the Danner House advice center for women to help support women who have suffered gender violence, single mothers on low incomes, and refugee women.

  • 4

    Fondazione Progetto Arca Onlus

    Period
    2019
    Location
    Italy

    UNIQLO donates essential wear, such as HEATTECH items, and reusable clothing collected from customers and also makes financial donations to help women in socially vulnerable positions and their families in cooperation with the NPO Fondazione Progetto Arca Onius. We also dispatch volunteers to help with clothing donation events.

  • 5

    Antiviolence Centers E.M.M.A.

    Period
    2021
    Location
    Italy

    UNIQLO provides thermal innerwear, sanitary pants, and other items through Antiviolence Centers E.M.M.A., an NGO that provides warm, safe spaces for all women who have experienced gender violence in any form.

  • 6

    Stockholms Stadsmission

    Period
    2020
    Location
    Sweden

    We donate HEATTECH and other items to women in socially vulnerable positions and their families through Stockholms Stadsmission, an organization that provides social care, work counselling, and educational support.

  • 7

    UNHCR, Liberty Society

    Period
    2021
    Location
    India

    UNIQLO works with UNHCR and its implementation partner, Liberty Society, to help refugee women produce upcycled products. As a pilot project, Fast Retailing India donated denim material collected in its stores to UNHCR, and then ordered 500 pouches and card holders from Liberty Society.

  • 8

    Dress for Success

    Period
    2021
    Location
    Netherland

    UNIQLO donates clothing samples, and other items to women in socially vulnerable positions in cooperation with Dress for Success, a not-for-profit organization that helps women achieve economic independence by providing a support network, clothing for the workplace, and the necessary development tools for succeeding at work and in life.

  • 9

    International Medical University

    Period
    2022
    Location
    Malaysia

    We are scheduled to start working with the International Medical University in Kuala Lumpur in 2022 to provide skills training (marketing skills, digital literacy, independence support projects, etc.) for women in socially underprivileged environments.

  • 10
    Career-building Training for WomenWorking
    in Textile Partner Factories
    From
    2019
    Location
    Bangladesh

    We are developing our joint program with UN Women launched in 2019. Currently, Fast Retailing is also conducting independent training to support career-building activities for women working in partner sewing factories.

  • 11

    JOICFP

    From
    2011
    Location
    Africa

    We donate reusable secondhand clothing to developing countries primarily in Africa. These clothing donations can help encourage women to go for prenatal checkups and become more aware of available health and medical services. We also disseminate information about women' health and other issues to help facilitate an environment in which all people can enjoy sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

  • 12

    Miao EmbroideryMade
    by Miao Ethnic Minorities

    From
    2019
    Location
    Greater China

    We donate clothing to women from ethnic minorities.We have distributed Miao Embroidery badges to customers who have participated in our activities here. We also purchased over 40,000 embroidered items.

  • 13
    Asian University
    for Women’s Female Leaders Program
    From
    2013
    Location
    Bangladesh

    We give financial donations to the Asian University for Women (AUW), an international university located in Bangladesh, to foster female leaders in Asia who aspire to work on the global stage and help them embark on active roles in society.

  • 14

    The Little Women Project

    From
    2017
    Location
    Japan

    We donate clothing and extend invites to styling events to women living in shelters and facilities across the country (Women's protection facilities independence support homes, children's shelters, etc.) to help support their daily lives and foster greater independence.

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