Briefing Note 2 in our Organising Women Workers series. In the West Midlands in the 1980s a shift towards faster flexible fashion led to a growth in small factories and workshops employing mainly Asian women workers, under appalling working conditions. The Aekta Project was established in 1985 in response to this exploitation. Much has changed in the intervening 30 years, but the resurgence of fast, cheap garment manufacturing, means that the lessons of the Aekta Project are now more pertinent than ever.
Briefing Note 3 in our Organising Women Workers series. We want to shine a spotlight on trade unions and NGOs who are working to support the organisation of women workers in highly challenging circumstances. In Bangalore, South India, the NGO Cividep worked with women garment workers to build a women's movement and eventually a trade union with which they could claim their rights as women and as workers.
This Toolkit was produced by Traidcraft and Homeworkers Worldwide. It was produced in response to requests from companies for practical guidance, and examples of good practice to support their efforts to address child labour in the home-based craft sector. The ‘Toolkit’ was developed as part of the EC-funded project ‘Sustainable solutions in the fight against child labour in home-based craft production.’ The project was developed and implemented in partnership with ‘Fair Trade Forum India’, ‘Centre for Education and Communication’ and Traidcraft Exchange.
ETI Model Homeworker Policy
Model Child Labour Policy
Value Chain Tool
Setting Piece Rates for Homeworkers (ETI Briefing)
Model Pass Book
Model Pass Book Bilingual Version (Hindi-English)
Model Product Costing Spreadsheet