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Panel: Applying Fundamental Labor Rights in Global Cotton Supply Chains


Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 3:30pm

Cotton is a commodity at the center of the global economy, yet cotton production is plagued by egregious human rights violations. Under the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights, states, companies, and civil society all have key roles to play to ensure respect for fundamental human rights in the global economy. This panel discusses the sustainability challenges facing the modern global cotton trade and its implications for companies, governments, and civil society.


End Child Labor In Supply Chains - It's Everyone's Business


Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 1:00pm

Every year the international community recognizes World Day Against Child Labor with events held in countries around the world to raise awareness about the issue. This year, World Day is focusing on what can be done to keep child labor out of supply chains.

The U.S. Department of Labor and the Child Labor Coalition cordially invite you to a panel discussion on approaches for addressing child labor in supply chains, with experts from civil society and the private sector including:

Global Day of Action: End H&M Deathtraps Now!


Tuesday, May 3, 2016 (All day)

CALL TO ACTION: Join H&M customers, students, unions, and concerned citizens around the world in a global day of action on the day of H&M’s Annual General Meeting. Three years after signing the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh and committing to make its supplier factories safer, the majority of H&M’s strategic suppliers in Bangladesh still lack adequate fire exits.

A Brownbag Discussion on Labor Exploitation in the Palm Oil Industry


Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 12:30pm

Join the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) and Rainforest Action Network (RAN), along with an Indonesian labor rights advocate currently organizing workers in the palm oil sector, to discuss new research into labor conditions in the Indonesian palm oil industry. Together, they will share learnings from the frontlines of labor organizing, research and advocacy in the Indonesian palm oil sector, and perspectives on opportunities for global solidarity.

Workers’ Voices and Safety in the Apparel Industry: Towards a New Phase of Social Safety Reforms


Thursday, April 14, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Please join Representatives Jackie Speier, Jan Schakowsky, Rosa DeLauro, and Sander M. Levin for a briefing and discussion of strategies to protect workers’ right to have a say in their safety. The presentations will include the introduction of a bicameral resolution on women workers' safety in developing countries, the Capitol Hill launch of Our Voices, Our Safety: Bangladeshi Garment Workers Speak Out, a new report by the International Labor Rights Forum, and expert presentations on workers’ ability to secure their safety at work.


DC Premiere of "The Same Heart"


Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 7:00pm

Join us for the D.C. premiere of The Same Heart, the new documentary film from Len and Georgia Morris that explores a wide range of problems children face around the world. The documentary propose a solution to help combat these problems -- a financial transaction tax that would provide billions of dollars in resources.

 There will be a Q&A session after the screening with noted economist Dean Baker. Wrapping up the evening will be an Afro Dance Party featuring Awa Sangho, and other performances by Charnett Moffett and Volker Goetze.