Tainted Garments: The Exploitation of Women and Girls in India’s Home-based Garment Sector: Research Launch Event

Lecture | February 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

 Siddharth Kara, The Blum Center for Developing Economies

 Blum Center for Developing Economies, Institute for South Asia Studies

The Blum Center for Developing Economies & Institute of South Asia Studies invites you to the launch of the report "Tainted Garments: The Exploitation of Women and Girls in India’s Home-based Garment Sector" by Blum Center Research Fellow and renowned anti-trafficking expert Siddharth Kara. Lunch will be provided (RSVP required: https://tinyurl.com/TaintedGarments).

Kara's report offers the most comprehensive investigation yet into the conditions of work for women and girls in India who toil at the bottom of supply chains for apparel exported to major brands in the United States and European Union. These workers consist almost entirely of women and girls from historically oppressed ethnic communities who scarcely manage to earn $0.15 per hour. The primary aim of the report is to provide insights into the lives of the exploited workers in the hope that governments, companies, and nonprofits will be able to better coordinate on solutions to address the exploitation documented.

During the event, Mr. Kara will present a summary of his research findings and lead a panel discussion on how various stakeholders can address the exploitation of women and girls in the home-based garment sector, including what already is being done, current challenges in the field, and recommendations for future interventions.

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