Gender Equality Program

IETP has developed a Gender Equality program for suppliers in any industry, to promote good business, empower female workers and help companies achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal no.5: Achieve gender equality and empower women and girls.

Achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls helps expand economic growth, promote social development and establish more stable and just societies. IETP has developed a Gender Equality program, including a Gender Equality handbook, developed with the support of Mattel, to be deployed in factories all over the world.

The program is free for all IETP-certified factories to partake in and has been developed to address identified needs for gender equality initiatives in manufacturing environments.

Gender Equality Program:

Addresses need for Gender Equality Initiatives in Factories

Meets United Nations SDG Goal No.5

Encourages action against harassment in the workplace

Promotes WEPs throughout the supply chain

Addresses need for Gender Equality Initiatives in Factories

Meets United Nations SDG Goal No.5

Encourages action against harassment in the workplace

Promotes WEPs throughout the supply chain


Our Gender Equality Program is delivered in 3 ways:

Gender Equality Handbook

Educational Video Series (E-learning platform)

Capability-Building Workshops

Gender Equality Handbook

Educational Video Series (E-learning platform)

Capability-Building Workshops

The Handbook

With the support of unicef we have developed a Gender Equality handbook, suitable for deployment in workplaces all over the world. The handbook provides an introduction and overview of Gender Equality through 4 key chapters:

  • Chapter 1:  What is Gender Equality?  This section will cover the meaning of gender equality in society & in the workplace, discrimination, sexual harassment, violence
  • Chapter 2: The Benefits of Promoting Gender Equality. This chapter will explain the benefits of GE, including increased employee satisfaction, attracting a greater talent pool, harmonious labor relations, preventing harassment, discrimination & workplace violence, meeting customer needs and seizing business opportunities, legal compliance, & meeting societal responsibilities.
  • Chapter 3: Establishing Policies & Systems. This chapter provide tools & steps for establishing policies & systems ensuring Gender Equality in the workplace.
  • Chapter 4:  Promoting Gender Equality at all levels.  This chapter provides case studies and best practice sharing to ensure Gender Equality in recruitment, career development, compensation..etc.

The Handbook is currently available in Simplified Chinese but an English version is currently under development and will be uploaded shortly.

You can find the Handbook within the 'Training' section of our Connect Platform now:

Educational Video Series

The educational video series is delivered over 6 video sessions, covering the below topics:

  •  Promoting gender equality starts with addressing harassment & violence
  • Everyone is involved in creating a harassment-free environment
  • Beware of harassment caused by an abuse of power
  • Say 'No’ Loudly to stop harassment at work or in public immediately
  • No one should be threatened for filing a complaint
  • Helping victims get back to normal life

All videos are in Simplified Chinese but have English subtitles, to access the e-learning platform please follow the English speaking instructions below:

Capability-Building Workshops

The online capability-building workshops will be delivered on a broad range of topics relating to Gender Equality, a variety of topics will be covered ensuring management & CSR staff are given an understanding of:

  • The right foundation – topics including: Importance of Gender Equality, Laws & Policies, Employer Responsibilities
  • The right environment - topics including: Promoting Gender Equality & Women Empowerment
  • The right information - topics including:  Communicating with Workers, Awareness of & Prevention of Sexual Harassment & Violence

These workshops are currently under development and will be made available soon, contact us for more information.