Demonstration at Bangladesh Embassy: Free Jailed Activists


Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 12:00pm

In December, workers at 20 garment factories in Bangladesh held peaceful walk-outs to call for a higher wage. The garment industry and the government of Bangladesh used the protests as an opportunity for a broad crackdown on labor. At least two dozen labor activists – many not involved in the strike – have been jailed and multiple union offices have been forcibly closed.

Women’s March on Washington


Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 10:00am

ILRF will be attending the Women's March on Washington as part of the labor contingent, calling on the new administration to actively defend and uphold the rights of women at work. Join us and the thousands of other folks of all genders in taking to the streets on this historic day.

From the march organizers:

#16Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence


Friday, November 25, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, December 10, 2016 (All day)

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign that originated from the Rutgers Center for Women's Global Leadership in 1991. The dates - November 25, International Day Against Violence Against Women through December 10, International Human Rights Day- link violence against women and human rights and to emphasize that such violence is a violation of human rights. This 16-day period also highlights other significant dates including November 29, International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, December 1, World AIDS Day, and December 6, which marks the Anniv

Annual Herbert Rubin and Justice Rose Luttan Rubin International Law Symposium


Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 10:00am

The Journal of International Law and Politics invites you to the 22nd Annual Herbert Rubin and Justice Rose Luttan Rubin International Law Symposium at New York University School of Law. The event will take place on Thursday, November 17, 2016. This year’s topic is “Parsing the Trans-Pacific Partnership: What the Landmark Trade Deal Means for Labor, Human Rights, and the Economy,” which will discuss the impact of the TPP in signatory nations.

International Food Workers Week


Sunday, November 13, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, November 19, 2016 (All day)
International Food Workers Week (IFWW) is held annually close to the week of Thanksgiving to engage the public about the importance of food workers and to move  people to take action in support of the workers. Events or actions around the U.S. are organized by the Food Chain Workers Alliance, member groups, and allies.

Captured at Sea: Trafficking, Slavery, and Illegal Fishing on the Open Ocean


Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 6:00pm

NYU Center for the Humanities presents a panel on the intersection of human slavery, trafficking, and illegal fishing on the oceans -- how does it happen, why it persists, and what can be done.

Featuring ILRF's Abby McGill, as well as:

Daniel Pauly, Sea Around Us Project, UBC/Visiting Distinguished Professor NYU
John Hocevar, lead oceans campaigner, Greenpeace USA
Ian Urbina, Reporter, New York Times
Moderator: Jennider Jacquet, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Studies

Panel: Applying Fundamental Labor Rights in Global Cotton Supply Chains


Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 3:30pm

Cotton is a commodity at the center of the global economy, yet cotton production is plagued by egregious human rights violations. Under the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights, states, companies, and civil society all have key roles to play to ensure respect for fundamental human rights in the global economy. This panel discusses the sustainability challenges facing the modern global cotton trade and its implications for companies, governments, and civil society.