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Children and Student Participation in Tajikistan's Cotton Harvest, 2012

Publication Date: 

March 1, 2013

A product of the ongoing ‘Monitoring of Children and Students in the Cotton Fields in Tajikistan’ project conducted by International Organization for Migration (IOM) and sponsored by the United States Department of State’s Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), this report represents the third annual assessment of the project’s monitoring, analytic, and preventative measures.

Aiding and Abetting: How Unaccountable Fair Trade Certifiers Are Destroying Workers’ Rights

Publication Date: 

February 11, 2013

Aiding & Abetting exposes how IMO branded Theo Chocolate, a Seattle-based chocolate company, with its Fair for Life cerficiation despite being informed by Theo workers that the company had hired an anti-union consultant and was violating the international labor standards promoted by Fair for Life during a union organizing campaign.

State-sponsored Forced Labour in Uzbekistan's Cotton Sector Continues in 2012

Publication Date: 

January 1, 2013

The Government of Uzbekistan has for decades relied on the forced labour of children and adults as a central component of the state-driven cotton production system. In 2012, the Government of Uzbekistan entrenched the use of forced labour in its cotton harvest. A shift in the demographic targeted has rooted the practice even more deeply in the country’s political economy, as an unprecedented mass mobilization of teenage children, university students and both public-sector and private-sector employees accompanied an apparent reduction in the mobilization of children under the age of 15.

A Systemic Problem: State-Sponsored Forced Labour in Uzbekistan’s Cotton Sector Continues in 2012

Publication Date: 

January 1, 2013

The Government of Uzbekistan has for decades relied on the forced labour of children and adults as a central component of the state-driven cotton production system. In 2012, the Government of Uzbekistan entrenched the use of forced labour in its cotton harvest. A shift in the demographic targeted has rooted the practice even more deeply in the country’s political economy, as an unprecedented mass mobilization of teenage children, university students and both public-sector and private-sector employees accompanied an apparent reduction in the mobilization of children under the age of 15.

Children and Student Participation in Tajikistan's Cotton Harvest, Annual Assessment 2012

Publication Date: 

January 1, 2013

A product of the ongoing ‘Monitoring of Children and Students in the Cotton Fields in Tajikistan’ project conducted by International Organization for Migration (IOM) and sponsored by the United States
Department of State’s Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), this report
represents the third annual assessment of the project’s monitoring, analytic, and preventative measures.
As in previous years, the project’s objective remains the provision of assistance to the Government of

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