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Dangerous Delays on Worker Safety

Publication Date: 

November 21, 2016

Three and a half years after the catastrophic Rana Plaza building collapse, major apparel brands and retailers that are part of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety – including Gap Inc., Target, VF Corporation, Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC), and Walmart1 – are failing to fulfill their commitments to make their supplier factories safe, leaving hundreds of thousands workers at risk.

Harnessing Digital Platforms to Mobilize Workers in China

Publication Date: 

October 18, 2016

Community-based, non-proft workers’ rights centers in China have proliferated since the mid-1990s with the common goal of assisting internal migrant workers in resolving labor rights disputes. Founded by migrant workers and concerned professionals, these organizations primarily provide pro bono legal aid and trainings to individuals and groups of migrant workers in their local communities.

Printable Halloween Cocoa Cards - 2016

Publication Date: 

October 7, 2016

Over 70% of the world’s cocoa comes from West Africa, where cocoa farming families, with an average of 6 people, live on roughly $2 per day. As a result, over 2 million children are relied on to harvest the cocoa crop each year. 

This Halloween, distribute better chocolate to trick-or-treaters, and spread awareness about the issue with these Halloween cards we developed with our ally Green America.

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Tragedy in the Marine Commons: UN Special Rapporteur Response

Publication Date: 

October 4, 2016

The widespread failure to exercise proper control over the operations of fishing vessels together with a demand for cheap seafood has led to a failure both to protect marine biodiversity and to protect human rights. As managers have failed to limit the number of vessels and gear deployed at sea, and technology improvements have allowed vessels to spend longer times at sea at greater distances from the shore, fish stocks have declined.

Financing Forced Labor: The Legal and Policy Implications of World Bank Loans to the Government of Uzbekistan

Publication Date: 

September 13, 2016
Sixty years have passed since the adoption of ILO Convention No. 105 (Abolition of Forced Labor Convention, 1957), yet a number of States have persisted in using forced labor for economic development, the eradication of which was a driving force behind establishing the Convention. Nowhere in the world is this problem more entrenched and pervasive than Uzbekistan. 
 

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