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Flower Workers Lesson Plans

Publication Date: 

January 22, 2009

During the week of February 10-17, educators can sign up to participate in the Valentine’s Day in the Classroom campaign. The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness about how our Valentine’s Day celebrations here in the US affect cut flower workers around the world.

ILRF has developed a couple of unique lesson plans for educators to use as a way to initiate discussion and learning about cut flower workers' labor rights.

2008 Report on the Colombian Flower Sector: Labor conditions and the crisis in the sector

Publication Date: 

January 1, 2009

The English translation of this report was edited and shortened significantly by ILRF. To view the full report with references, see Corporacion Cactus’ original Spanish version (PDF doc.)

Omaira Páez Sepúlveda

Cactus Corporation

Bogotá D.C., Colombia, January 2009

Table of Contents

Chapter I : Geneology of the Colombian Floriculture crisis

Chapter II: Global Context

Chapter III: Certainties and Uncertainties of the sector in face of the crisis

2008 Report on the Colombian Flower Sector: Labor conditions and the crisis in the sector

Publication Date: 

January 1, 2009

The English translation of this report was edited and shortened significantly by ILRF. To view the full report with references, see Corporacion Cactus’ original Spanish version (PDF doc.)

Omaira Páez Sepúlveda

Cactus Corporation

Bogotá D.C., Colombia, January 2009

Table of Contents

Chapter I : Geneology of the Colombian Floriculture crisis

Chapter II: Global Context

Chapter III: Certainties and Uncertainties of the sector in face of the crisis

Working for Scrooge 2008: 5 Worst Companies for the Right to Associate

Publication Date: 

December 10, 2008

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) states that “everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests” (Article 23, Section 4). As human rights advocates around the world celebrate International Human Rights Day, the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) has released “Working for Scrooge: 5 Worst Companies for the Right to Associate” – a list of the five worst multinational corporations for union organizing.

Child Labor in Fall 2008 Uzbek Cotton Harvest

Publication Date: 

November 11, 2008

This new report from the International Labor Rights Forum and a group of human rights defenders in Uzbekistan documents continued child labor in cotton fields in Uzbekistan in the Fall 2008 harvest season. Contrary to the government of Uzbekistan’s assertions that it has banned forced child labor, recent information suggests it continues to compel children as young as 11 and 12 to pick cotton, closing schools and using other coercive measures to enforce compliance.

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