Given the nature of global trade, organisations like Cividep heavily depend upon and contribute to networks working in different parts of the world to conduct research, support campaigns and share issues and concerns in their fields of work. These are partners we work with.
Asia Monitor Resource Centre (AMRC) was founded in Hong Kong in 1976 and is an independent non-governmental organisation (NGO) which focuses on Asian labour concerns. The Centre supports a democratic and independent labour movement promoting the principles of labour rights, gender consciousness, and active workers’ participation in work-related issues. AMRC provides information, consultation, publications, documentation, and internships, and conducts research, training, advocacy, campaigns, labour networking, and related services to trade unions, pro-labour groups, related NGOs, academics, researchers, and professionals on labour issues.
The Clean Clothes Campaign is an alliance of organisations in 15 European countries. Members include trade unions and NGOs covering a broad spectrum of perspectives and interests, such as women’s rights, consumer advocacy and poverty reduction. Since 1989, the CCC has worked to help ensure that the fundamental rights of workers are respected. It educates and mobilises consumers, lobbies with companies and governments, and offers direct solidarity support to workers.
Fair Labor Association (FLA) is a collaborative effort of universities, civil society organizations and socially responsible companies dedicated to protecting workers’ rights around the world. FLA places the onus on companies to voluntarily meet internationally recognized labor standards wherever their products are made.
Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) is an independent, non-profit organisation that works with companies and factories to improve labour conditions for garment workers. FWF’s 80 member companies represent over 120 brands, and are based in seven European countries; member products are sold in over 20,000 retail outlets in more than 80 countries around the world. FWF is active in 15 production countries in Asia, Europe and Africa.
Finnwatch monitors Finnish companies in developing countries and economies in transition. The organisation is interested in the impacts of Finnish companies’ operations on human and labour rights, the environment and developmental and social consequences in the South.
Forum Against FTAs was formed in New Delhi in 2008 . The Forum’s objective it to ensure that FTAs do not undermine the rights of the people – farmers, workers, women, dalits, adivasis, patients, small and medium enterprises, cooperatives and hawkers. It seeks to critically examine India’s FTAs and its impact on livelihood rights, labour rights, access to health care and the government’s policy space and strengthen and expand the civil society network to monitor India’s FTAs.
Garment Labour Union (GLU) is an all women led union and seeks to be the independent voice of garment workers to represent their interests. It collaborates with other trade unions, civil society organisations and campaigns to improve the working conditions in this sector.
Cividep is Steering Committee member of GoodElectronics, a network of organisations trying to improve corporate & public policy and practice in the electronics industry. It seeks to strengthen & stimulate civil society organizations and workers worldwide in their actions to improve human rights and environmental conditions in the electronics industry, with a focus on workers and grassroots organizations in production countries.
HomeWorkers Worldwide (HWW) is a UK-based organisation set up to support the movement of home based workers around the world. Homebased work is work done mainly by women, for a cash income, either in their homes or in a yard, garage or field near the home. Homebased workers are usually badly paid – well below minimum or average earnings. HWW helps to organise for visibility and recognition, to improve working and living conditions.
Indonesia for Global Justice (IGJ) was formed in 2001 and has the objectives to develop critical awareness in the communities against globalization; global, national and local policies protecting and appreciating life and existence values; and a new world order based on pluralism, diversity, continuity and justice.
makeITfair is a European project focusing on the electronics industry, especially on consumer electronics like mobile phones, laptops and MP3 players. This project lets young people across Europe know about the labour abuses and environmental problems that are going on around the world – just to satisfy their demand for the latest electronic gadgets. It also encourages young people to get active to improve the situation and hold big brand electronics companies to account – asking them to take responsibility for the labour abuses and environmental damage at the bottom of their supply chain.
Munnade is a women’s organization that offers counseling on domestic and labour issues as well as legal support to garment workers in Bangalore. With a strong all women’s team, experienced and sensitive about the issues of the garment sector and the women working there, Munnade hopes to strengthen their efforts in ensuring life with dignity and security for this significant section of women workers in Bangalore.
The Norwegian ForUM for Development & Environment (ForUM) is a network of 50 Norwegian organizations within development, environment, peace and human rights. With great diversity and an expansive knowledgebase, the organizations come together creating a solution-oriented network and a knowledge-hub that contributes to policymaking at a national and international level. Their key focus areas include business and development, international climate negotiations and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Cividep is coordination committee member of OECD Watch, an international network of civil society organisations promoting corporate accountability. The purpose of OECD Watch is to inform the wider NGO community about policies and activities of the OECD’s Investment Committee and to test the effectiveness of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
Cividep supports the Playfair at Olympics campaign and in association with the South India Coalition for the Rights of Garment Workers, organised a workers’ exchange programme during the campaign in 2004. The campaign demands better working conditions in the sportswear and garment industry.
SOMO is an independent, non-profit research and network organisation working on social, ecological and economic issues related to sustainable development. Since 1973, the organisation investigates multinational corporations and the consequences of their activities for people and the environment around the world.
Südwind, an Austrian Non Governmental Organisation is advocating for a sustainable global development, Human Rights and fair working conditions across the world. Through curricular and extracurricular educational work, the publication of Südwind magazine and other related publications Südwind ensures that the issue of global dependencies and their consequences remain part of the public discourse. Additionally Südwind enforces its commitment for a fairer world through public awareness raising and its campaigns.
Susila Dharma (SD) International is a global member-based association made up of national Susila Dharma Organizations that are the voting members and Development Projects that are associate members. SD Norway is channeling funds obtained in Norway, primarily from Subud members, to suitable Susila Dharma projects all over the world. Susila Dharma (Britain) is a non-profit organisation which has been in existence since 1969 and a registered charity since 1985. It is the social and humanitarian wing in Britain of the World Subud Association and supports a range of projects in many different countries.
Framtiden i våre hender (FIOH) is Norway’s largest environmental organization, and works for a fair distribution of the world’s resources. Future in our hands is a non-governmental organization independent from political parties or religious groups. FIOH works to make government and business facilitate green and ethical choices. FIOH engages in information and awareness-rasing through advocacy and debates in schools, political assembliess, social media, tv, radio and newspapers with a focus on the topics of consumption, fair distribution and business ethics.
The Improve Group is working with organizations to make the most of information, navigate complexity and ensure investments of time and money are impactful. They are assisting organizations that work in areas of health, human services, education, the arts and criminal justice to define the real worth of what they do and enable them to communicate that value to others.