EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT
We empower serving and former women prisoners to provide meaningful and aspirational careers for the fashion, retail and associated creative industries.
We're a social purpose venture providing personal development workshops and vocational training. Our primary aim is to help all women who take part in our 'Inspiring Women: Inside and Outside' programme to break free from inequality through financial independence in order to become self-sufficient and build successful lives.
A future where socially excluded women have the relevant skills, knowledge and the same opportunities to become empowered and motivated to succeed in life.
WHAT WE DO?
WHY WE DO?
Women released from prison are almost 3 times less likely to be employed on release than men leaving prison.
Less than 1 in 20 women was in employment 6 weeks after leaving prison, compared with more than 1 in 10 men.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGs)
We align our values with the following Social Development Goals:
SDG 4 - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
SDG 5 - Achieve gender equality and empower women and girls
SDG 8 - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustained growth, full and productive employment and decent work
Our 'Inspiring Women: Inside and Outside' programme helps women to become self-sufficient and reintegrate back into a society which, as a consequence, leads to a reduction in reoffending.
Gives each woman a sense of purpose, practical knowledge and self-belief to support themselves and their families.
Gives participating candidates a future to gain the relevant skills, knowledge and opportunities by providing aspirational careers.
Gives families stability through the promise of paid work at the end of the programme.
Teaches former prisoners families the value of education and training.
Reduces re-offending rates among participants because they are able to gain paid employment after release.
Saves public spending on unemployment benefits, reduces justice agencies time (police, courts, probation, prisons) dealing with reoffending and reduces health and social care agencies’ time.
Delivers significant savings to society through a reduction in re-offending rates.
We partner with women’s prisons and women’s centre’s; welfare providers; resettlement and mentoring charities, together with universities and experts in the fashion, retail and creative industries.
We also partner with non-profit organisations the voluntary sector and other social sector companies who offer 'through-the-gate' services.
We collaborate with investors; philanthropists; investors; public and private sector organisations; fashion retail organisations and funders from third sector organisations.
As a sustainable enterprise, we are keen to talk to manufacturers and retailers of lingerie, boxer shorts, sportswear and home interior products.
We are particularly keen to work with organisations who share our vision and are specifically focused on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - SDG 8 and SDG 5 as identified above.
HOW TO SUPPORT US
You can support BehindBras in a number of ways
PARTNERS, PROVIDERS & MEMBERSHIP
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