Posts from Corporate Accountability sector


Reuters publishes news article on the Stitching Our Shoes Report

Homeworkers Worldwide (HWW), Labour Behind the Label and Cividep India, came together to tell the story of thousands of women homeworkers stitching leather shoes for export, in Ambur, South India. The by-product of this endeavour, the  Stitching Our Shoes report was published in March 2016. The report focuses on the plight of these women, who are… Read more »

Low wages leads to poverty among garment workers in India

Cividep India highlights garment workers issues for the 2016 Asia Regional Forum on Business & Human Rights

The prestigious 2016 Asia Regional Forum on Business & Human Rights will be held on 19-20 April 2016 in Doha, Qatar. The event is an opportunity to highlight areas where greater action is needed by governments and business in Asia. Cividep India highlights an important issue pertaining to working conditions in the garment supply chain – the… Read more »

Women, activists and police officials exchange ideas at the Ready to Report event

Cividep India & GLU participate in Amnesty International India’s Ready to Report Project

Women’s Day this year marked a relevant step forward in strengthening ties between Women and the Police Department. On March 8th, Amnesty International India, Cividep India, Garment Labour Union, Samvada and other related communities came together for a meaningful exchange of ideas on underreporting of sexual violence against women, along with the Bangalore Police. The… Read more »

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Cividep India gets featured in the SOMO Newsletter

The best kind of motivation is when a like-minded partner celebrates and inspires you to stay focused and work diligently towards your cause. Thank You SOMO – The Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations, for providing the motivation by featuring Cividep India’s work on labour rights and welfare on the March issue of the SOMO News…. Read more »

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Handbook on Labour Laws II

Cividep is a member of the Good Electronics Network from India, and has been working on a handbook for factory workers on Indian labour laws in that country. The handbook is part of our Worker Education Series and six chapters have been made available. Several labour laws including the Minimum Wages Act, Maternity Benefits Act,… Read more »

Workers at Bangalore Metro Construction Site. Credit: Bloomberg

A Handbook of Non Judicial Grievance Mechanisms

This worker education material aims to equip union leaders and workers with the necessary information and skills to raise grievances against management, global multi-national brands and regulatory authorities like the labour department. The Handbook of Non-Judicial Grievance Mechanisms focuses particularly on non-adjudicated ways of making complaints. The scope of this manual covers various non-judicial grievance… Read more »


An introduction to Cividep

Gopinath Parakuni
General Secretary, Cividep-India

Q&A session after a presentation

India: National Workshop on Grievance Mechanisms to address Business & Human Rights in India

From October 30 to November 1, 2014, Indian grassroots organizers, civil society representatives and activists came together with practitioners specializing in using grievance mechanisms as part of the “Workshop on Grievance Mechanisms to address Business & Human Rights in India.” This workshop was organized by Cividep India, with support from Accountability Counsel. Participants saw a… Read more »


India: Workshop on Grievance Mechanisms to address Business Impacts on Human Rights in India

Cividep India, a Bangalore-based NGO, is organizing a national workshop on business and human rights grievance mechanisms will be held in New Delhi, India, from October 30 – November 1, 2014, to discuss grievance mechanisms available to communities to peacefully and legally address concerns about business related human rights issues.

LabourStart’s annual Global Solidarity Conference

Global solidarity on display in Berlin as trade unionists meet at LabourStart conference

LabourStart’s annual Global Solidarity Conference took place in Berlin this year.360 trade unionists from many different countries came to Germany to take part in workshops, debates, film showings and conversation. The conference theme was “Global Crisis – Global Solidarity”.