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As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, women in Kenya still face hurdles in owning and using land and property.
 
 “I feel like a prisoner,” a 45-year-old widow told me last year during an interview about the subject in Kakamega. “I’m…
A woman walks past a mural on a Family Health Options clinic in the Kibera slums in Nairobi, Kenya, May 16, 2017. © 2017 Reuters
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An ongoing legal case in London could provide the impetus for significant reforms to improve human rights protections for workers in the garment industry. The UK legal action doesn’t relate directly to clothing companies, but it sounds a warning that…
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What connects the Copenhagen Fashion Summit and the Amarnath Yatra, a pilgrimage in northern India? Garment factory owners navigating business pressures, workers’ rights, and an apparel industry that often pits the business pressures against labor rights…
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“We don’t want another Rana Plaza.”
 
 Those were the parting words when I spoke with a Bangladeshi garment worker who miraculously survived the Rana Plaza building collapse in April 2013. The building housed five garment factories employing…
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A crash in slow motion—it’s the only way one can describe the looming economic fallout should Bangladesh refuse to extend the Accord on Fire and Building Safety. In just one week’s time the Bangladesh government may force this landmark agreement to stop…
Bangladesh police stand guard in front of garment factories in Ashulia on December 26, 2016, when factories re-opened after a five-day shut down in response to garment workers’ wage strikes.
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Denmark will have a new kind of “speed dating” beginning on May 15. Top fashion brands will be meeting with experts in sustainable business from across the world to exchange innovative ideas at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit. The summit’s program is packed…
An employee works in a factory of Babylon Garments in Dhaka January 3, 2014.
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This spring marks a solemn milestone. More than five years have passed since a series of deadly fire and building accidents in Pakistan and Bangladesh together killed more than 1,500 workers and injured thousands more.
 
 In the aftermath of these…
Women work in the sewing division of a factory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital.
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“Whore.... Do you think this is a brothel? You must meet the production demand here. If you want to continue to work here, listen to us.”
 
 This nasty threat is a snapshot of the harassment that supervisors and managers heap on many Bangladeshi…