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Policy workshop on Plantations Labour Act – Event Report

On 30th September 2016, Cividep India, PAJHRA (Promotion and Advancement of Justice, Harmony and Rights of Adivasis) and PAD (People’s Action for Development) conducted a one- day policy workshop on Plantations Labour Act reform for the Assam tea sector. The workshop had 33 participants, including representatives of local and national CSOs, union members, academicians, retired… Read more »

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Cividep conducts a policy workshop on Plantations Labour Act – Snapshots from Guwahati

A one- day policy workshop on Plantations Labour Act reform for the Assam tea sector was organised at the Blue Moon Hotel in Guwahati on 30th September, 2016 by Cividep India, PAJHRA (Promotion and Advancement of Justice, Harmony and Rights of Adivasis) and PAD (People’s Action for Development). The workshop had 33 participants, including representatives… Read more »

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Conference on International legally binding instrument on TNCs with respect to human rights

On September 15, 2016, Cividep India conducted a consultation meeting in New Delhi to discuss the possibilities of establishing an international legally binding treaty to regulate the activities of transnational and domestic corporations, and protect human rights including labour rights, environmental rights and the rights of indigenous people. The consultation meeting was held in the… Read more »

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Global Labour University announces Online Course on Decent Work in Global Supply Chains

The Massive Open Online Course on decent work in global supply chains  is now open for enrolment on https://iversity.org/en/courses/decent-work-in-global-supply-chains.  This online course offers the opportunity to network with thousands of trade unionists and labour activists from around the world and it is offered  for free in the audit track. This course discusses the particularities and strategies… Read more »

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Cividep & FWF train women in garment sector

Cividep along with Fair Wear Foundation conducted a Supervisory Training Programme for women in the garment sector. As a part this programme, we trained 11 women from Birdy Exports who are to be potential supervisors. These women underwent both Technical and Non-Technical training.  

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Tainted Tea: Slave Labour in your Cuppa?

In September 2015, a BBC investigation of working conditions on the tea estates of Assam, many of which supply tea to popular labels in the UK, revealed deplorable conditions on several estates. Extensive research documenting the nature of labour rights violations on tea estates in Assam show violations including denial of health care and subsidized… Read more »

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Podcast on the need for a legally-binding treaty for human and labour rights

Dr. Surya Deva discusses the importance of establishing an international legally binding treaty to regulate the activities of transnational and domestic corporations, and protect human rights including labour rights, environmental rights and the rights of indigenous people.

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Roundtable Meeting on Living Wages in the Garment Sector

On 17th June 2016, over 40 academicians, trade union activists, suppliers, brands and representatives of civil society organizations attended the roundtable meeting on the living wage issue organized by Cividep India in Bangalore, India. Mind the Gap: How the global brands are not doing enough to ensure a dignified life for workers in the garment… Read more »

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Eliminating Violence against Women at Work

Sisters for Change partnered with Munnade, a local NGO working to support women garment workers with close ties to the only women-led garment worker union in Karnataka, The Garment Labour Union (GLU). The organisation held workshops to raise awareness amongst garment workers and also  conducted a survey to evidence the scale of violence and harassment…. Read more »

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Stitching Our Shoes Report featured on HWW Newsletter

HomeWorkers Worldwide (HWW) UK, publishes the first e-newsletter and the new issue highlights the Stitching Our Shoes report published by Cividep India, Labor Behind the Label and HWW.  The report focuses on thousands of women homeworkers from Tamil Nadu assembling leather shoes for export. This report was produced as part of the Change Your Shoes… Read more »