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Caution! Women at Work: Surveillance in Garments Factories

As a part of a broader study on surveillance, Nayanthara Ranganathan reports about the use of CCTV cameras in garments manufacturing factories in Bangalore


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 »

GoodElectronics demands on the EICC

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.


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  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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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.


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 »

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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 »


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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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 »