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21 July 2020 Your excellency, We, the undersigned 33 civil society organizations, urge the Governments of Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, India, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom, and the…
Communities reiterate their calls for adequate housing rights and an end to land conflicts on World Habitat Day in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, October 5, 2015.
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Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen
 Government Peace Building, No. 38
 Confederation Russia Blvd (110)
 Phnom Penh
 Cambodia
 
  
 
 December 18, 2019
 
  
 
 Re: Cambodia’s Law on Trade Unions and Cases…
Cambodian workers gather to mark May Day at Tonle Sap river bank, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Some hundreds of workers staged a rally, demanding a better working condition
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  Summary Soon after the Rana Plaza collapsed in 2013 in the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing over a thousand workers, a top official from a global brand flew into Pakistan.[1] His sudden trip was sparked by the desperation to make up for orders…
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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…
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“That’s the Rat Trap Door factory,” a garment worker told me, pointing to a little blue door on a windowless wall along National Road 4 in Phnom Penh. “The door is so small it looks like only rats can get in.”
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Women in the sewing division of a factory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital. Women constitute about 90 percent of the workforce in Cambodia’s garment industry.
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Gap’s latest ad campaign is being raked over the coals for reinforcing gender stereotypes. The ads feature “The Little Scholar,” an aspiring scientist boy and “The Social Butterfly,” a girl. Many are outraged that a company like Gap, which prides itself…
The sign for a Gap store is seen on 5th avenue in midtown Manhattan in New York June 16, 2015.
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May Day was celebrated in Cambodia with rallies and calls for better working conditions, but there was not much to celebrate.
 
 In April, Cambodia’s National Assembly passed a trade union law that falls well short of the International Labor…
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 “It doesn’t matter whether you are pregnant or not – whether you are sick or not – you have to sit and work,” Po Pov told my colleague about her job in a Cambodian garment factory. “If you take a break, the work piles up on the machine and the…
An activist from the Worker Information Center, a local nongovernmental organization, sporting a t-shirt as part of a campaign to raise awareness about garment workers’ wages in Cambodia.
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(New York) – Cambodia’s draft trade union law would violate the right to organize and be a major step backwards for workers, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Prime Minister Hun Sen. Cambodia’s donors and global brands that source garments and…
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May Day marks a perfect time for the Cambodian government to embark on a new chapter on labour rights in the garment sector. Officials can show the world in very concrete ways that their commitment to transparency and accountability is real and here to…
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(Berlin) – German apparel and footwear brands should promote workers’ rights in their global operations by publicly disclosing the factories producing their products. Supply chain transparency through public disclosure would demonstrate a brand’s…
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(New York) – Cambodia’s government should improve enforcement of its labor law to remedy rights violations in the garment industry, said Human Rights Watch in a March 17, 2015 letter to Prime Minister Hun Sen. The government should improve coordination…
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 Ly Sim passed productivity tests and was promoted t0 team

 leader in the sewing division of her factory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s

 capital, in 2012.[1] A few

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