The global Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on global garment supply chains, and the situation will get far worse before it gets better. As clothing outlets have been shut by lockdowns in developed market economies, sinking demand for apparel, brands and retailers have moved quickly to cancel or postpone production orders – refusing, in many cases, to pay for clothing their supplier factories have already produced. The result has been the partial or complete shutdown of thousands of factories in producing countries. As a result, millions of factory workers have been sent home, often without legally-mandated pay or severance.

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Understanding the Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Informal Apparel Workers in Bangladesh
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This briefing presents the results of a survey conducted with informal Ready-made Garment (RMG) workers in Bangladesh to assess their heightened vulnerabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic in relation to food security, debt, reduced employment, and...Read More

COVID-19 Impact on Trafficking in Persons
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Trafficking in Persons (TiP) is a core protection issue violating the dignity and integrity of the person, endangering their life and physical security. It is a serious crime and a grave violation of human rights. In normal times, TiP is widespread,...Read More

National Hotline 2017 Illinois State Report
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The data in this report represents signals and cases from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 and is accurate as of July 11, 2018. Cases of trafficking may be ongoing or new information may be revealed to the National Hotline over time. Conseq...Read More

National Hotline 2017 Utah State Report
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The data in this report represents signals and cases from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 and is accurate as of July 11, 2018. Cases of trafficking may be ongoing or new information may be revealed to the National Hotline over time. Conseq...Read More