What You Can Do
H&M: End Cotton Crimes
Every year the government of Uzbekistan forcibly mobilizes over a million children, teachers, public servants and private sector employees for the manual planting and harvesting of cotton. The Uzbek government requires farmers to grow cotton and local government offices to forcibly mobilize adults and children to harvest cotton to meet assigned quotas. The Uzbek government enforces these orders with threats and violence; detains and tortures Uzbek activists seeking to monitor the harvest; and continues to refuse to allow international monitors to observe the cotton harvest.
Although H&M has pledged to stop sourcing cotton from Uzbekistan, the fashion giant refuses to put safeguards in place to completely ban companies from its supply chain that profit from Uzbek cotton. Please take action and tell H&M to ban companies from its supply chain that profit from slavery.
Stop Forced Child Labor in Cotton
The government of Uzbekistan continues to remove millions of children across the country from school and force them to pick cotton during the harvest season. Join us in calling on Aeropostale, Forever 21, Toys R Us, and Urban Outfitters to join with their competitors -- with over 70 of the world's largest apparel brands and retailers -- in developing policies related to Uzbek cotton. Click the company names to take action!
Join the Call for an End to Forced Labor in Vietnam
In detention centers all over Vietnam, some 40,000 men, women, and children are being held against their will. They are forced by the government to work in horrific conditions for little or no pay and are held without a hearing or a trial in a court of law.
Host a Screening of "The Dark Side of Chocolate"
Raise awareness about child labor and trafficking in the cocoa industry by hosting a screening of the new documentary The Dark Side of Chocolate in your community.
Child Labor Poster Series
Order educational child labor posters for a classroom, congregation, or community space. These posters are full of bright colors and clear action steps to end child labor.