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9ECB - Globalization: Role 4


Role 4: Non-government organisation worker - Background

As the textile, clothing and footwear manufacturers try to meet tight deadlines and costs, unskilled people can be at risk of exploitation. Local NGOs work with vulnerable people i the community to provide education and empower them to protect their rights. They also work with governments, businesses and other NGOs to assist in creating better working conditions for factory workers in less-developed countries.

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Promoting sustainable fashion - ADM Capital Foundation:

Whilst the fashion industry is much loved for its creativity and its freedom of expression, it also has been responsible for negative environmental impact, particularly in China, which produces more than one-third of the world’s clothing yet where regulation and enforcement are lax.



Australian Government -  Working with non-government organisations:

The Australian Government has worked with Australian, international and local civil society organisations for more 40 years to support the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.

The emergence of an informed and engaged civil society is an important development outcome in its own right. It enables communities to play an active role in the development process – from helping shape policy and partnerships to ensuring that programs are inclusive, relevant and effective for the community.



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Oxfam - Corporate accountability:

Under the United Nations Framework for Business and Human Rights, all businesses have a responsibility to respect, protect and remedy the human rights of individuals and communities impacted by their operations.

Oxfam has created a range of tools to support women and men who are working to hold companies to account, as well as resources to provide companies with guidance on best policy and practice.


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Clean Clothes Organization:

Improving working conditions in the global garment industry. Check their 'News' section for some of their latest activities



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