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Commentary: "The global status of women will not advance until the last sweatshop closes"

Author: Janey Stephenson, Independent (UK), Published on: 8 March 2015

International Women's Day is an annual reminder of our lack of progress on garment workers' rights...In 1908, the first 'National Women's Day' was observed..., where women protested against working conditions in garment factories...[W]e've made barely any progress in 100 years...[M]igrant women are still...exploited in the garment industry...[I]t's vital that...we...retain...[this day's] spirit; not just to talk about CEOs, pay gaps and entrepreneurs, but to focus our attention on the poor migrant women who risk their lives, rights and safety just to earn a living...

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