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Living Wage Innovation Challenge 2014

The C&A Foundation and HiiL are seeking innovative ideas that foster fair living wages and enable more fair and stable conditions within the garment industry. Private companies, NGOs, government agencies and individuals are encouraged to apply. Innovations can address topics such as: Collective bargaining and dialogue mechanisms Mechanisms...

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A Survivor’s Voice for Change

When I was growing up in Mexico, I never imagined that I’d have the opportunity to help shape a law that could change people’s lives. And yet, several years ago, I found myself in Sacramento, California, sitting in State Senator Darrell Steinberg’s office having a...

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SB-657 Enforcement

Today, the Alliance to End Trafficking and Slavery (ATEST) and 11 additional organizations submitted a letter to the California Attorney General’s office calling for SB-657 to be fully enforced. Learn more here: http://www.atestblog.org/anti-trafficking-organizations-join-atest-to-call-for-sb-657-enforcement-2/...

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Fulfilling SB-657’s Promise

When I was working in Congress on what became the Trafficking Victims Protection Act back in 1999, we congressional staff paid little attention to the role of companies and their global supply chains in forced labor and human trafficking. We tended to focus more on...

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Lights, Camera … a Call for Action

Sunday night I cheered as Steve McQueen dedicated his Best Picture Oscar for 12 Years a Slave to “all of the people who have endured slavery, and the 21 million people who still suffer slavery today.” I wondered how those words resonated across the globe? How...

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Unraveling Corporate Cotton Practices

Last week, the Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN) released a new report, Cotton Sourcing Snapshot: A Survey of Corporate Practices to End Forced Labor and an accompanying webinar, as part of our effort to better understand what companies are doing to find and eliminate cotton picked...

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