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15 April 2020

India: NGO survey finds that up to 51 million migrant construction workers ineligible for gov’t relief fund, leaving many at risk of debt bondage

Author: Divya Trivedi, Frontline

“Survey finds 94 per cent of construction workers ineligible for funds transfer”, 08 April 2020...

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8 April 2020

South Asia: IDSN calls for Dalit & other vulnerable supply chain workers to be protected from fallout of Covid-19

“Vulnerable workers in supply chain need urgent protection to survive impact of Covid-19”, 03 April 2020...

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20 February 2020

India: Reports reveal women garment workers trapped in hostels, physically abused & sexually harassed

Author: Kavita Krishnan, The Print

“Phones seized, abused, hit: What women in Karnataka & Tamil Nadu’s garment factories endure”, 18 February 2020...

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Article
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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Report
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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