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Child Rights: Laureates and Leaders Step Up

Writes Solidarity Center’s Tim Ryan: “Over the past 20 years, awareness and activism around the issues of child labor, slavery and human trafficking have grown significantly, mirrored by both growing economic inequality and broad concerns about that inequity. [There] is a clear recognition that decent work for adults can create a more secure environment for… [READ MORE]

Maximize AGOA By Cutting Illicit Financial Flows

Corrupt corporate practices that allow multinational companies to reap billions at the expense of impoverished communities undermine global goals for development, mutually beneficial trade, creation of inclusive economies, shared prosperity and the very foundations of U.S. policies like AGOA, writes the Solidarity Center’s Shawna Bader-Blau and ActionAid USA’s Marie Clarke.

What Do Burmese Workers Want?

“Factory workers [in Burma] want better jobs, higher wages and the freedom to organize,” said Solidarity Center Director of Asia Programs Tim Ryan. And while they are hopeful for the possibilities that foreign companies and new investment can bring, they also want their new government to ensure that companies will stop trying to destroy their unions… [READ MORE]

Dignity Over Dictators — To Truly Sustain Development

“Citizens deserve the dignity that comes when one’s rights are respected … It is vital that the United States and all nations recognize that the path to human dignity is built on democracy and justice,” writes Solidarity Center Executive Director Shawna Bader-Blau, together with Freedom House President Mark P. Lagon, on United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 16.−… [READ MORE]

Migrants Often Sentenced To Life Separated from Loved Ones

“Recent revelations of slave-labor camps and mass graves of migrant workers in Southeast Asia demonstrate the risks people will take to try to earn a living–and underscore how impossible it will be to fix inequality while migrants’ lives seem to carry so little value,” says Shawna Bader-Blau, executive director of the Solidarity Center. (Op-Ed)