Decent Work/Social & Labour Standards

What is Decent Work and why is it a key element to achieve fair globalization and poverty reduction?

Decent Work refers to opportunities for work that are productive and deliver a fair income, provides security in the workplace and social protection for families and better prospects for personal development and social integration. It aims to give people the freedom to voice their concerns, organize themselves and participate in the decisions that affect their lives including equality of opportunity and treatment, for all women and men.

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Improving road safety for garment workers in Vietnam

Improving road safety for garment workers in Vietnam

Every year, more than 24,970 people die in traffic accidents in Vietnam. Find out why this also affects the textile sector and how to improve road safety for garment factory workers.

Latest News on Decent Work/Social & Labour Standards

Activism, photography and workers’ collective leadership: A conversation with Taslima Akhter

"April 24th, 2023 marks the 10th anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse, which killed more than a thousand garment workers in Bangladesh. With one of the lowest average wages in the world and the lead ...

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What's Changed In 10 Years? Special edition ethical fashion report

"Through ten years of advocacy, action, raising awareness, and holding companies to account, Baptist World Aid—alongside countless other organisations, advocates, and individuals—has pushed fashion cl ...

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On the tenth anniversary of Rana Plaza tragedy, investors call on companies to prioritize worker safety in global apparel supply chains

"A coalition of 192 global institutional investors representing $1.3 trillion USD in assets under management released a statement today calling on apparel companies sourcing from Bangladesh and Pakist ...

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Asia Floor Wage Alliance’s Step-by-Step Approach to Prevent Gender Based Violence at Production Lines in Garment Supplier Factories

This Asia Floor Wage Alliance (AFWA) Approaches Brief presents a step-by-step strategy for preventing gender based violence perpetrated on garment production lines. The principles and approaches that follow are rooted in ten years of organising by AFWA, including establishment of...


The Asia Garment Hub  | May 17, 2023

Fixing Fashion Follow Up call for evidence on fashion sustainability and working conditions in UK garment industry

This is Transform Trade's (under its former name Traidcraft Exchange) submission to the UK Parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee.


The Asia Garment Hub  | May 04, 2023

“Paying for a Bus Ticket and Expecting to Fly” How Apparel Brand Purchasing Practices Drive Labor Abuses

How Apparel Brand Purchasing Practices Drive Labor Abuses


The Asia Garment Hub  | May 04, 2023

Purchasing practices and working conditions in global supply chains: Global Survey results


Arron Goldman  | May 04, 2023

Guide to responsible sourcing: Material Concerns

How responsible sourcing can deliver the goods for business and workers in the garment industry


The Asia Garment Hub  | May 04, 2023

Oxfam Report: Trading Away Our Rights

This report reveals the double standards at the heart of the corporate practices that are emerging under globalization. Companies’ demands for faster, more flexible, and cheaper production in their supply chains are undermining the very labour standards that they claim to be...


The Asia Garment Hub  | May 04, 2023

Industry Events on Decent Work/Social & Labour Standards

United Nations Responsible Business and Human Rights Forum, Asia-Pacific

2023-06-06 00:00:00+07:00 to 2023-06-09 23:59:59+07:00  UTC+07

Hybrid: Bangkok & Online

Sustainable Apparel and Textiles Conference USA

2023-06-21 00:00:00+07:00 to 2023-06-22 23:59:59+07:00  UTC+07

New York

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