About the Program
Women in Factories (WIF) is an initiative of the Walmart Foundation’s Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Program. WIF aims to train 60,000 women worldwide in critical life skills related to communication, hygiene, reproductive health, occupational health and safety, and gender norms. Select women will receive an additional advanced leadership training to develop work and life skills for personal and career development.
The Labor Lab has been conducting a randomized controlled trial of the WIF training program in El Salvador, Honduras, Bangladesh and India since 2014. Results for India and Bangladesh are available in Working Papers and Briefs.
Toosi, N.R., Voegeli, E.N., Antolin, A., Babbitt, L.G. and Brown, D.K. (2020), Do Financial Literacy Training and Clarifying Pay Calculations Reduce Abuse at Work?. Journal of Social Issues. doi:10.1111/josi.12388