Research Launch Event: Tainted Garments: The Exploitation of Women and Girl...

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The Blum Center for Developing Economies invites you to the launch of the report Tainted Garments: The Exploitation of Women and Girls in India’s Home-based Garment Sector by Blum Center Research Fellow and renowned anti-trafficking expert Siddharth Kara, on Friday, 2/1 12:00-1:30 PM. Lunch will be provided.

Kara's report offers the most comprehensive investigation yet into the conditions of work for women and girls in India’s home-based garment sector. Approximately 85% of the home-based garment workers documented for the report exclusively work in supply chains for the export of apparel to major brands in the United States and European Union. These Indian workers consist almost entirely of women and girls from historically oppressed ethnic communities who scarcely manage to earn $0.15 per hour. The primary aim of the report is to provide insights into the lives of these workers in the hope that governments, companies, and nonprofits will be able to better coordinate on solutions to address the exploitation documented.

During the event, Mr. Kara will present a summary of his research findings and lead a brief panel discussion on how various stakeholders can address the exploitation of women and girls in the home-based garment sector, including what already is being done, current challenges in the field, and recommendations for future interventions. A panel will follow with Nina Smith, President of GoodWeave, Ryan Heman, Investments Manager at Humanity United.


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