Events

Upcoming

Global Day of Action: End H&M Deathtraps Now!

Date: 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 (All day)

CALL TO ACTION: Join H&M customers, students, unions, and concerned citizens around the world in a global day of action on the day of H&M’s Annual General Meeting. Three years after signing the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh and committing to make its supplier factories safer, the majority of H&M’s strategic suppliers in Bangladesh still lack adequate fire exits.

2016 Labor Rights Defenders Awards

Date: 

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 6:00pm

We're so excited to celebrate the bravery and commitment of leading worker rights advocates and the dedicated individuals who support them. Please join us this May 12th in honoring our 2016 Awardees and celebrating ILRF's 30 year history of promoting justice and dignity for workers worldwide. 

This year your support will help us to honor:

Past

A Brownbag Discussion on Labor Exploitation in the Palm Oil Industry

Date: 

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 12:30pm

Join the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) and Rainforest Action Network (RAN), along with an Indonesian labor rights advocate currently organizing workers in the palm oil sector, to discuss new research into labor conditions in the Indonesian palm oil industry. Together, they will share learnings from the frontlines of labor organizing, research and advocacy in the Indonesian palm oil sector, and perspectives on opportunities for global solidarity.

Workers’ Voices and Safety in the Apparel Industry: Towards a New Phase of Social Safety Reforms

Date: 

Thursday, April 14, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Please join Representatives Jackie Speier, Jan Schakowsky, Rosa DeLauro, and Sander M. Levin for a briefing and discussion of strategies to protect workers’ right to have a say in their safety. The presentations will include the introduction of a bicameral resolution on women workers' safety in developing countries, the Capitol Hill launch of Our Voices, Our Safety: Bangladeshi Garment Workers Speak Out, a new report by the International Labor Rights Forum, and expert presentations on workers’ ability to secure their safety at work.

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DC Premiere of "The Same Heart"

Date: 

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 7:00pm

Join us for the D.C. premiere of The Same Heart, the new documentary film from Len and Georgia Morris that explores a wide range of problems children face around the world. The documentary propose a solution to help combat these problems -- a financial transaction tax that would provide billions of dollars in resources.

 There will be a Q&A session after the screening with noted economist Dean Baker. Wrapping up the evening will be an Afro Dance Party featuring Awa Sangho, and other performances by Charnett Moffett and Volker Goetze. 

From the Runway to the Factory Floor

Date: 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 4:00pm

From the runways of New York to the factories of Bangladesh, models and garment workers are organizing for workplace health and safety standards.

"From the Runway to the Factory Floor: Labor Rights, Safety and Public Health" is a student-run symposium being held at Weiner Auditorium at the Harvard Kennedy School on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 4pm.

Featuring:

World Bank Protest

Date: 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 10:00am

On March 9, Uzbek activists will be in Washington, D.C. to send a message to the World Bank: stop supporting forced labor in Uzbekistan! They will present the Bank president with a petition signed by more than 100,000 concerned citizens from around the globe.

​YOU can help! Please join us for this important action to STAND UP against egregious human rights abuse, including forced labor.

Grantee Showcase: Building a Global Network to End Child and Forced Labor

Date: 

Thursday, March 3, 2016 -
4:30pm to 6:30pm

The Child Labor Coalition, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (OCFT), invites you to this opportunity to speak with experts from nearly 20 organizations funded by OCFT who are working on the front lines to combat child labor and forced labor around the world. Displays from projects in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East will illustrate good practices and the impact these projects are having on the lives of vulnerable children and families.

2016 Fashion Law Conference

Date: 

Friday, February 12, 2016 -
8:30am to 5:30pm

Fashion is a $300 billion industry in the United States—even more on a global scale. Join the Federal Bar Association for a high-energy conference focused on the unique legal issues affecting this economic giant. Legal professionals and industry representatives will explore practice areas including labeling regulation, ethical sourcing of labor, anti-counterfeiting, antitrust issues, e-commerce, and mobile apps.

Matthew Fischer-Daly of the International Labor Rights Forum will present on "Panel III: Ethical Sourcing and Labor Considerations," 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.