Posts from Garments sector

All incidents of violence and vandalism should also be effectively investigated - Amnesty International India

Amnesty International India issues Press Release on the garment workers protest in Bengaluru

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL INDIA 22 April 2016 Bengaluru Karnataka: Allegations of arbitrary and abusive force against women protesters must be investigated Karnataka state authorities must conduct a prompt, impartial and independent investigation into allegations of arbitrary and abusive use of police force during protests by garment workers in Bengaluru, Amnesty International India said today. Women garment workers who… Read more »

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Garment workers’ protest in Bengaluru: Firstpost article with expert comments on the issue from Cividep

Nearly 10,000 workers from the unorganised garment sector in Bengaluru took the streets by storm in a spontaneous and leaderless protest that started innocuously outside a factory gate in Bommanhalli. Spreading like wildfire, the strike was an intense display of the frustrations of the workers that can be attributed to several underlying causes including low wages… Read more »

Low wages leads to poverty among garment workers in India

“A lot of things happen, but we cannot talk about it” – the Plight of Voiceless Garment Workers.

A recent article published by the Bangalore Mirror reveals the plight of migrant workers employed in the garment factories of leading multinational brands. Bangalore is the major hub for the garment industry in South India, for the migrant workers though, it is nothing but a nightmarish sweatshop denying them of their freedom and dignity.  The article cites from… 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 »

Cividep India among top 25 human rights advocates listed by DTP

Diplomacy Training Program celebrates 25 years. Cividep India one among the featured human right advocates.

Diplomacy Training Program (DTP) celebrates 25 years of providing expert training in human rights advocacy.  Founded by the Nobel Laureate Professor Jose´ Ramos-Horta  and Emeritus Professor Garth Nettheim in 1990, DTP  has empowered more than 2500 human rights advocates in over 50 countries. Marking the  25th anniversary, DTP highlights the work of 25 of it’s alumni and… Read more »

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A Study of Occupational Health & Safety in the Garment Industry in Bangalore

The IT hub of Bangalore is also home over 950 garment factories which employ up to 400,000 workers in the bustling metropolis. While access to basic welfare benefits and securing the labour rights of garment workers are the foremost concerns, it would be equally important to understand the occupational hazards faced by workers on a daily basis and… Read more »


Improving Childcare in Bangalore’s Garment Factories

Presenting images from the Round table Meeting conducted by Cividep to improve childcare facilities available for workers in the garment factories of Karnataka. [Images by: Sanjita Majumder]  


Do We Buy It? A joint research by Labour Behind the Label (LBL) and Cividep India, shows brand commitments on living wage to be misleading

‘Do We Buy It? is a new joint report by Labour Behind the Label (LBL) and Cividep India looking into the stories behind two leading high-street brands, M&S and H&M, who have made claims to be ensuring a fair living wage for workers who make their clothes. The report shows that garment workers at Marks… Read more »


Needs Assessment of Childcare Facilities in Bangalore’s Garment Industry – Cividep India (in cooperation with FEMNET, Germany)

In 2015, Cividep India undertook a project to improve the quality of crèches in Bangalore’s garment factories in cooperation with the German feminist organisation FEMNET. The project was financially supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Many of Bangalore’s garment manufacturers supply clothing – including children’s wear – to major… Read more »