Safeguarding worker rights: Key issues for 2023

by GIZ FABRIC last modified 2023-03-23T15:49:49+07:00
Our 14th "Moving the Needle" online seminar, we will focus on key issues facing workers in Asian apparel and textile chains in the year ahead, and what has to happen to ensure these workers’ rights are safeguarded.
  • What Asian Dialogues
  • When Mar 23, 2023 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM (Asia/Bangkok / UTC700)
  • Where Online
  • Attendees Professor Muhammad Azizul Islam Sahiba Gill Abiramy Sivalogananthan Rakesh Supkar
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Four panellists with extensive experience researching and supporting workers in apparel and textile supply chains across Asia will discuss research findings from a number of articles and reports published this year. The discussion will be wide ranging, with input on issues such as purchasing practices and the non-payment of wages (still a persistent problem), the impact of this on women and homeworkers, and some analysis on how unions, workers and their allies are seeking to take wage non-payment directly to the brands themselves.


  • Professor Muhammad Azizul Islam, Chair in Accountancy and Professor in Sustainability Accounting & Transparency, University of Aberdeen Business School
  • Sahiba Gill, Senior Staff Attorney, Global Labor Justice-International Labor Rights Forum 
  • Abiramy Sivalogananthan, South Asia Coordinator at Asia Floor Wage Alliance
  • Rakesh Supkar, Business Head, Traidcraft Services India