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Child Labor in Cottonseed Production: Investigation and Advocacy

Publication Date: 

July 8, 2013
With support from the International Labor Rights Forum, Prayas Centre for Labor Research and Action investigated the incidence of child labor in cottonseed production and cotton ginning in Gujarat, and carried out advocacy with state, civil society, and business against the persistence of child labor in these two sectors. This report documents the findings and efforts in the cottonseed sector.

Open letter to Senators Mitchell and Snowe

Publication Date: 

June 27, 2013

Dear Senators Mitchell and Snowe:

In the last eight years, more than 1,800 garment workers have been killed in preventable factory fires and building collapses in Bangladesh. They have died because global apparel brands have demanded clothing to be manufactured at the lowest prices in the world, and because the government and industry have ignored safety standards to keep down costs.

Tariff Act Complaint: ILRF Calls on U.S. Customs Service to Halt Imports of Forced Labor Cotton from Uzbekistan

Publication Date: 

May 15, 2013

Formal Tariff Act Complaint against the importation of cotton from Uzbekistan grown and harvested with forced labor filed with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Under the Tariff Act of 1930, the U.S. Customs Service is required to deny entry to goods that arrive at U.S. ports that contain materials made with forced labor.

Watch a video of the ILRF discussing the Tariff Act with members of congress: