November 22, 2021 - 6:30 pm
November 22, 2021 - 8:00 pm
This webinar brings together legal practitioners and scholars from across Sri Lanka, in an exchange of ideas and information, on ways to best represent the rights and interests of Sri Lanka workers in global fashion supply chains.
The Covid-19 pandemic and the resultant humanitarian crisis inflicted on garment workers, located pre-dominantly in Asia, has raised important questions on the accountability of global fashion brands towards garment workers in their supply chains. A recent study by AFWA stated that garment workers in Sri Lanka suffered wage theft of atleast 9.42 million USD during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. Across Asian countries, the wage theft experienced by garment workers has urged conversations on legal strategies and tools in garment production countries that can address the governance gaps and unregulated nature of global fashion supply chains that permit and maintain exploitative conditions for garment workers.
This seminar will discuss legislation, regulation, soft law, and other initiatives to promote human rights of Sri Lanka workers in fashion supply chains.
We look forward to your presence for jointly imagining pathways for a just-recovery from the pandemic that is inclusive of the large numbers of garment workers in Sri Lanka.
The event will be hosted on Zoom. You can register for a spot by clicking on this link.
It will also be live-streamed on AFWA’s Youtube channel , where participants can contribute to the discussion and ask questions via chat.