Voices of Change with Herrana Addisu
In recognition of Juneteenth, we are highlighting an incredible individual whose mission is to bringing about positive changes within our communities and "to uplift marginalized communities through advocacy initiatives, research, and programming."
France and Côte d’Ivoire make a strong commitment to ending forced labor
UN staff and NGO workers came together today for a lively roundtable discussion on international commitments to ending forced labor. The event was organized by Freedom United and hosted by the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations in New York.
Bangladesh film screening brings attention to labor issues in garment industry
The film follows a group of women working in exploitative labor conditions in one of Bangladesh’s fast fashion factories. When Shimu, the headstrong protagonist, discovers that she earns pennies sewing clothes that sell for high prices in Western markets, she leads her coworkers in a struggle to unionize and demand their labor rights.