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Pakistan, brick kilns, human rights, Solidarity Center

Making Decent Work at Pakistan Brick Kilns a Reality

In Pakistan, where many workers and their children toil in dangerous brick kilns, the Solidarity Center, together with allies in the country, has developed a detailed roadmap for local labor departments to address bonded labor and unsafe working conditions—a program that includes incentives for employers to ensure their facilities meet decent work standards. The Decent… [READ MORE]

Haiti, mining, gold, worker rights, Solidarity Center

Haiti’s Mining Industry: Worker Rights in Peril

If the current political impasse in Haiti is resolved, lawmakers are likely to consider how to develop the country’s untapped gold and copper veins—and the process will determine the extent to which workers achieve their share of economic prosperity. “Given the dearth of decent employment opportunities and pervasive extreme poverty, workers are highly susceptible to… [READ MORE]

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