In the third and last post leading up to #InternationalWomensDay, we are turning our attention to wage inequalities women continue to face. Estimates are 85% of sweatshop workers are young women between the ages of 15-25 who do not receive a fair living wage or decent working conditions.
The 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York, resulted in the deaths of 146 women. The fire led to legislation requiring improved factory safety standards and helped spur the growth of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, which fought for better working conditions for sweatshop workers.
A 100 years later and women continue to fight against labour rights abuses within factories. In the wake of the 2013 Savar building collapse in Bangladesh, the world’s attention once again turned to the subject of much needed labour law reform. Half of the victims were women, along with a number of their children who were in nursery facilities within the building.
Though often not intentionally, our purchases perpetuate the situation and our inaction allows for these conditions to exist. To learn more about International Labor Rights in the global garment industry, consider checking out http://www.laborrights.org/
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