Advocating Rights in South Asia

Arisa supports and strengthens the defence of human rights in South Asia from the Netherlands, together with local organizations

Arisa – Advocating Rights in South Asia – works to improve working conditions in international supply chains in South Asia. In collaboration with partner organisations in countries including India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, Arisa monitors the working conditions in the production of garments and textiles, leather, natural stone and vegetable seeds. Many workers in supply chains for Dutch and European companies face challenging working conditions and social issues. Arisa prioritises the most vulnerable workers in these supply chains, and works to eliminate child labour, forced labour and discrimination based on caste or gender.

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Update #4 – 2022

Click here to read about what we think of the European Commission's proposal against forced labour, an interview with Bangladesh Labour Foundation's Executive Director…

Update #3 – 2022

Click here to read about the shrinking civic space and how we notice this, an interview with Garment Labour Union's (India) president and founder…
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Human rights a requirement when we talk business

Last November, India became one of the first countries to undergo its fourth cycle Universal Periodic Review (UPR) cycle at the United Nations Human…
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Supply chain transparency: not an end goal but a means against labour rights violations 

For more than 20 years, Arisa has been advocating for supply chain transparency. In all our reports reporting labour rights violations in the garment,…

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