hide message

Welcome to the Resource Centre

We make it our mission to work with advocates in civil society, business and government to address inequalities of power, seek remedy for abuse, and ensure protection of people and planet.

Both companies and impacted communities thank us for the resources and support we provide.

This is only possible because of your support. Please make a donation today.

Thank you,
Phil Bloomer, Executive Director

Donate now hide message

You are being redirected to the story the piece of content is found in so you can read it in context. Please click the following link if you are not automatically redirected within a couple seconds:

Uzbekistan trying to avoid child labour in cotton industry

Author: Uznews.net, Published on: 12 September 2008

The Uzbek authorities, fearing the global boycott of Uzbek cotton, are taking measures to reap a new cotton harvest without child labour, but will they manage it fully?...A human rights activist...said that schoolchildren and students are continuing their studies at the moment, but, he said, rumours are spreading that at least college and university students may be taken to cotton fields within 10 days…A campaign launched by NGOs against forced child labour in the Uzbek cotton industry has forced the Uzbek government to respect child rights. The authorities had been exploiting child labour on a large scale and ruthlessly in the past...Tesco, Wal-Mart, Gap, H&M, Marimeko, C&A and others, have declared a boycott against Uzbek cotton and warned their suppliers in Asia and other parts of the world.

Read the full post here

Related companies: C&A Gap H&M Marimekko Tesco Walmart