labour rights

October 1, 2013

Unveiling the hidden labour costs of global supply chains

BRAC founder and chairperson Sir Fazle Hasan Abed spoke as part of a panel discussion on labor and global supply chains, held at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City last week. Here's the full description from the Initiative website:
June 25, 2013

Stemming the tide of uncertainty and vulnerability

Uncertainty and vulnerability are hallmarks of life for the world's poor, in low and high income countries. Collective action helps on different levels, across different dimensions of life, to overcome.
May 26, 2013

Bangladesh’s garment workers face exploitation, but is it slavery?

Faustina Pereira, director of BRAC human rights and legal aid services, poignantly puts the focus where it needs to be. She says - "we are dealing with a sector that directly touches the lives and livelihoods of millions of individuals and their families, and directly contributes to lifting them out of abject poverty," and that "We should go beyond nomenclature that alienates the players who should be [held] to account."