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18 December 2019

Chinese companies could unleash huge potentials to promote gender equality through responsible business practices

Author: Huang Zhong, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

In April 2019, a colleague and I conducted a two-week field study in Nepal to examine the social dimension of risks and opportunities linked to sustainable Chinese overseas investment… the research reveals that in spite of progress made in the legal...

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18 December 2019
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Author: 黄钟,企业责任资源中心

今年4月,我与一名同事前往尼泊尔进行了为期两周的实地调研,考察与可持续中国海外投资相关的社会风险和机遇… 我们的研究揭示尽管尼泊尔的国内法律和政策框架在性别平等议题上有所进步,植根于父权制度和社会规范的基于性别的歧视仍然根深蒂固,尼泊尔政府在保护妇女和女童免受多重和交叉的歧视方面作为仍有限,其也未能充分承认弱势妇女群体,如土著妇女的权利。...

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2 October 2019

India: Report highlights failure of audits to identify major labour rights risks in leather footwear supply chain

Author: Homeworkers Worldwide

"Due diligence in Tamil Nadu leather footwear manufacture", September 2019...

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Report
24 September 2019

India: Report finds community-based interventions addressing systemic causes of bonded labour reduces its prevalence in villages

Author: The Freedom Fund

"Unlocking what works: How community-based interventions are ending bonded labour in India", September 2019...

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Article
17 July 2018

Commentary: New technologies allow women in India to be partners in decision-making

Author: Shreya Sen, OpenGlobalRights

"Bringing justice close: an experiment in accessing justice with technology", 17 July 2018...

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Article
19 September 2017

Forced labour and child trafficking in India’s garment sector

Author: Geeta Sekhon, Asia Foundation

...The ILO estimates that in India, 5.8 million children from 5 to 17 years old work under poor conditions, representing the highest rate of child labor in South Asia... [I]ncreasingly...garment sector are attracting more child workers...The Child...

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15 March 2017

India: Major footwear and garment brands react to serious human rights issues in their leather supply chain and promise collective action

The report Do leather workers matter? Violating labour rights and environmental norms in India’s leather production explores labour conditions in the leather industry that are steeped into deep-rooted social inequalities in Indian society based on...

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17 February 2017

India: 7,000 march in Bengaluru to protest state's inaction over bonded labour

Author: Chloe Perceval & Alfea Jamal

...[A]round 7,000 former bonded labourers, agricultural workers, members of self-help groups, along with Rural Development and Panchayat Raj minister for Karnataka, H.K. Patil were in attendance at a protest to eradicate bonded labour and rehabilitate...

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6 February 2017

Report highlights workers‘ rights violations in the Indian leather and footwear industry

Author: Vaibhav Raaj, Shashi Kant Prasad & Anton Pieper, Society for Labour and Development & SüdwindInstitut

...[L]abour law violations are still a common phenomenon in the Indian leather and foot- wear industry. The people who work at the factories that supply European brands told us, among other infringements, about salaries that are far below a living wage...

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23 October 2016

India’s children of bonded labourers use memories to rescue others

Author: Anuradha Nagaraj, Livemint

India banned the practice of bonded labour in 1976, but the country is still home to 11.7 million bonded labourers, according to the ILO...Working in vegetable patches and on millet fields in Karnataka, farm labourers caught in debt bondage suffer...

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