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In fact, 700 million fewer women than men are paid to work worldwide. Women do two times as much unpaid care work as men, often on top of paid work. And when they do get paid, they earn an average 23% less than men.
At this current rate of progress, it will take 170 years to close the wage gap.
Still, the more women control household resources, the more spending benefits children and the community—and even a country’s growth prospects.
Our mission is to increase women’s income in developing economies around the globe by leveraging both diverse artisanal skills and the natural, raw materials of their regions.
And this kind of constructive, fulfilling work does more than just help women earn enough to cover their basic human needs and achieve a higher standard of living.
It also enhances emotional well-being, social connections, personal aspirations and respect in the communities in which many women artisans live. No charitable gift or government redistribution of funds can make such a lasting difference in a life.
An important part of enhancing these women’s opportunities in developing countries is ensuring that their creations can reach western markets. For this purpose, we partner with established nonprofits that are empowering female artisans in these regions and then oversee the production of their work for Rowan products.
We’re working to unlock women’s power in this equation—and increase their sustainable economic value in developing countries. Together, we can empower female artisans toward solving the larger social problem of gender inequality and, in the process, bring the benefits of artisan enterprise to scale in developing countries.
row•an /’rō- n, ‘rou n/ noun
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