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Sweatshop – Deadly Fashion

Watch three Norwegian teenagers as they experience the realities of Cambodian garment workers’ lives.

Homebound Migrant workers return to their sheds after the day’s work at a coffee estate near Madikeri, Coorg GRN SOMASHEKAR

The March Down south

Plantations in South India are increasingly depending on migrant workers from northern, eastern and north-eastern states to fulfill their labour needs. This Businessline article looks at the implications for the state of labour on coffee plantations in Coorg.


Women garment workers organize against inhumane conditions in India

In her new article, Pushpa Achanta discusses the inhumane working conditions and rights violations that women garment workers are subject to in South India – around Bangalore in particular. The article highlights Cividep’s work in conducting research and organizing on the ground, as well as in advocating for better working conditions and the prevention of… 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.

Women garment workers are often required to work over-time, but they are hardly paid any overtime wages and not free to decline overtime work

The Caterers of the Garment Industry

Bangalore the ‘Silicon Valley of India’ is famous for its IT industry. Yet it is also home to another, not so glamorous but equally significant industry. 


Radio interview with FM4 Vienna

Laura Ceresna of Cividep describes the appalling conditions facing workers in the electronics industry in the Chennai region of India to FM 4 Vienna  


Study exploring childcare in Bangalore’s garment sector by Fibre2Fashion

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Anti-sexual harassment committees non-existent

A round-table consultation on ‘violence prevention system for women in garment factories’ held here on Wednesday involving various stakeholders in textile industry has expressed concern over non-existence of mandatory anti-sexual harassment committees in majority of units in Tirupur knitwear cluster.


Fibre2Fashion: Karnataka apparel sector workers endure lower wages

Ironically, Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka, which is a major hub for export of premium garments from India, is also the costliest city to live in, according to a recent report based on Consumer Price Index (CPI).

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Indian Express: Cell Phone Industries exploit workers

The mobile phone revolution might have made ‘mobility’ easy on the common man’s pockets, but for employees of mobile manufacturing companies functioning from Special Economic Zones around Chennai, near-empty pockets seem to be quite common, says a recent study.