Cividep-India is an NGO based in Bangalore, India, which works to ensure that businesses comply with national and international standards of human rights and labour rights. With this objective, Cividep studies the effects of corporate activities on communities and educates workers about their rights. Cividep is currently active in the garments, electronics and leather manufacturing industries in South India as well as coffee and tea plantations in Karnataka and Assam.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Fair Labor Association, a joint effort of universities, civil society organizations and socially responsible companies dedicated to protecting workers’ rights around the world, announced today the appointment of three new members to its board of directors. Each new member will represent a sector of the organization’s membership. The new members include a former child worker form Bangladesh, the retail and licensing expert at California State University, Long Beach, and the head of traceability for outdoor brand Patagonia.