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Maid in India : young Dalit women continue to suffer exploitative conditions in India's garment industry


Document type: report
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Abstract: In this report the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) and the India Committee of the Netherlands (ICN) present their findings on the labour conditions in the South Indian garment and textile industry. In Tamil Nadu young women workers continue to suffer exploitative working conditions while making garments for Western brands. Thousands of girls work under recruitment and employment schemes that amount to bonded labour. 'Maid in India' features case studies of four large Tamil Nadubased garment manufacturers that produce for the European and US markets. This report aims to provide relevant stakeholders manufacturers, brands, multi-stakeholders initiatives, governments and others with input to enable and motivate further action. On the basis of the field research and analysis of promises and actual steps taken by the industry and other relevant actors, conclusions are formulated, as well as practical recommendations.
Authors: Oonk, G. , Overeem, P. , Peepercamp, M. , Theuws, M.
Country: India
Category: Research
ISBN: 978-90-71284-96-0
Keywords: industry , labour , women
Language: eng
Organization: SOMO - Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations
Organization: ICN - India Committee of the Netherlands
PAGE: 69
Place: Amsterdam [etc.]
Publisher: SOMO [etc.]
Year: 2012
Region: South Asia
Right: © 2012 SOMO & ICN
Subject: Economic Development and Trade
Title: Maid in India : young Dalit women continue to suffer exploitative conditions in India's garment industry