If you follow the production chain of a multinational…

... THEN YOU'LL PROBABLY END UP IN THE HOME OF A WOMEN IN SOUTHEAST ASIA...

Millions of women make our clothes and jewelery in their homes. Home-based workers are essential for national and international economies, yet they’re underpaid and exploited. These women aren’t paid for hour, but per item – so they don’t even receive the minimum wage.

THESE WORKING CONDITIONS CAUSE WOMEN TO WORK EXTREMELY LONG HOURS, BECAUSE PRODUCING MORE MEANS EARNING JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE.

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They want their work to be recognised. ME TOO!

 

Zehra started a union, the Home Based Women Workers’ Federation. And they are fighting for radical changes.

Inmiddels bestaat de groep uit meer dan 4500 vrouwen. Na jaren van lobbyen en demonstreren behaalden ze een enorm grote overwinning: hun werk werd officeel erkend als werk. Hierdoor kunnen ze daadwerkelijk gaan strijden voor de verbetering van hun arbeidsrechten.

The group now includes more than 4500 women. After years of lobbying and demonstrations, they accomplished a huge feat: their work will now officially be recognised by the Sindh province as work. This allows them to keep fighting to secure their rights as workers.

THE NEXT STEP? MINIMUM WAGE AND SHORTER WORKING HOURS.

You know that a lot of your clothes are made by women like them.

You surely also believe their work should be legally recognised?

Do you want to help groups like these to accomplish even more? I’d like to contribute to women’s rights