Posts from Corporate Accountability sector

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Implementation of Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act, 2013 in the garment sector – an Event Report

As part of the study on Human Rights and Grievance Mechanisms, Cividep aims to urge state authorities to clarify the role and responsibility of various departments for stricter implementation of Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act, 2013. As a first step, Cividep brought together a small group of experts – CSOs, legal practitioners, activists, union members etc. – on 16… Read more »

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From Temple-Town to Industrial-Hub: through the eyes of young workers

Activists of Cividep, a labour rights organisation, recently met with a group of young women from Thirupandhiyur who work at an electronics factory in Sriperumbudur. Thirupandhiyur is a small village in Kancheepuram District of Tamil Nadu, South India. This blog while sketching the region’s fast-paced industrialization, casts a glance at the changes through the eyes… Read more »

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Walk a Mile in Their Shoes – Workers‘ Rights Violations in the Indian Leather and Footwear Industry

The Society for Labour and Development, New Delhi and the SüdwindInstitut, Bonn, has published the Walk a Mile in their Shoes Report and Factsheet as a part of the  “Change Your Shoes” project.  The research was conducted in two different regions: Ambur in South India and Agra in North India. The study shows that workers in… Read more »

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19 Public Reports published by Corporate Accountability Research

Corporate Accountability Research had recently launched the findings of five years of research and analysis animated by questions about how a growing class of non-judicial redress mechanisms operates in practice to enable access to remedy for people affected by human rights abuses. These reports provide a complex and detailed analysis of the role played by these… Read more »

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New Internationalist blog on the ‘disposable’ workforce that bears the brunt of the great Indian growth

Anibel Ferus-Comelo (Programme Manager – Electronics Sector) from CIvidep India explains how a disposable workforce is bearing the brunt of Indian economic growth in a blog published by New Internationalist.

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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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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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Remedy Remains Rare

National Contact Points (NCPs) were established to promote adherence to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (the Guidelines). In 2000, these state-based offices began accepting complaints from people harmed by companies’ noncompliance with the Guidelines. With this new role, NCPs acquired the potential to serve as a much-needed forum for accessing remedy for corporate abuses…. Read more »