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47 women homeworkers from three villages took part in the gender and labour rights training

Gender and Labour rights Training organised for Leather Homeworkers in Ambur

A one day training programme on gender and labour rights for homeworkers in the leather sector was organised in Ambur on 10th January 2016, by Cividep India. The objective of the training programme was to create awareness among the homeworkers on labour rights and on gender related issues faced by them. 47 women homeworkers from… Read more »

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Stitching Our Shoes report on the Leather industry in India, now in Spanish

Early last year, Cividep India, Labor Behind the Label and HWW published the Stitching Our Shoes report that 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 project which is an EU-wide campaign to raise the profile of workers in… 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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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 »

34 women workers from three villages get trained to exercise labour rights

Labour and Gender Rights Training Programme for Women Homeworkers in Ambur

A one day training programme on gender and labour rights for leather homeworkers was organized by Cividep on 11 th June 2016 in Ambur. The objective of the training programme was to create awareness about gender and labour rights among the women homeworkers. Participants: 34 women homeworkers from three villages – Thuthipattu, Melpati and Navidhiyampatti… Read more »

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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 »

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Stitching Our Shoes – A report on homeworkers in South India by HomeWorkers Worldwide, Labour Behind the Label and Cividep India

Thousands of women work as homeworkers stitching leather shoes for export, in Ambur, South India. These women are largely invisible, not recognised or acknowledged as workers. They are excluded from legal protection, ignored by official statistics and often overlooked by trade unions, researchers and campaigners. “Whether we like it or not, we have to stitch….. Read more »

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Tougher Than Leather – Working Conditions in Indian Tanneries

A new report by Cividep India and Framtiden i våre hender (Future In Our Hands), Norway looks at the state of occupational health and safety in tanneries in Tamil Nadu. Interviews with tannery workers in Chennai and Ranipet revealed shocking negligence and violation of Indian laws governing hazardous industries. Women who work as helpers and… Read more »

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An Inquiry into the Death of Ten Tannery Workers at the Common Effluent Treatment Plant in Ranipet, Tamil Nadu on January 31, 2015 (February 2015 – May 2015)

In the early hours of 31st January 2015, an accident at a Common Effluent Treatment Plant in Ranipet, Tamil Nadu led to the death of ten tannery workers. The workers – most of whom were migrants from the eastern state of West Bengal – drowned in toxic slurry after one wall of a Secure Land Fill (SLF)… Read more »