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One of the key pillars of how Arisa works is collaboration. Arisa works closely with partners, in coalitions and (international) networks.

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In all its activities, Arisa works closely with partners, in coalitions and (international) networks.     

Arisa works with organisations in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, conducting joint research and supporting their work to improve working conditions on the ground. This includes jointly organising training and setting up grievance mechanisms. Arisa promotes dialogue between companies and civil society organisations and trade unions on abuses and risks in supply chains.      

By joining forces, the necessary changes in company and government policies can be implemented more quickly and have a greater impact. 

Partners, coalitions and (international) networks

MVO Platform

The MVO Platform is a network of Dutch civil society organisations and trade unions which are active in the area of responsible business conduct. The MVO Platform was founded in 2002 to improve and strengthen cooperation between civil society organisations and to present a common voice in the political arena. 

Schone Kleren Campagne

Schone Kleren Campagne (Clean Clothes Campaign Netherlands) is committed to a transparent and fair garment industry, where garment workers can work under good conditions and receive decent wages. Schone Kleren Campagne was founded in the Netherlands but has grown into a global network with more than 250 affiliated organisations and trade unions. Together with research organisation SOMO, Arisa is an active member of Schone Kleren Campagne Nederland and contributes to research and campaigns. 

Breed Mensenrechten Overleg

Breed Mensenrechten Overleg (BMO) is an alliance of human rights and development organisations based in the Netherlands. These organisations work together to promote a focus on human rights in Dutch foreign policy. One of the issues the BMO addresses is the shrinking space for civil society. 

Stop Child Labour

Stop Child Labour – School, the best place to work‘ is a coalition of a number of Dutch trade unions and civil society organisations and partners worldwide who are committed to the elimination of all forms of child labour and advocate high-quality, regular education for children up to the age of at least 15. Stop Child Labour works towards child labour-free supply chains and advocates an area-based approach, developing child labour-free zones. 

International Dalit Solidarity Network

The International Dalit Solidarity Network (IDSN) was founded to advocate for Dalit human rights and to raise awareness of Dalit issues nationally and internationally. IDSN is a network of international human rights groups, development agencies, national Dalit solidarity networks from Europe, and national platforms in caste-affected countries. IDSN targets the EU and the United Nations to raise awareness of caste discrimination as a specific human rights issue. Arisa is associated with IDSN as an international associate.

OECD Watch

OECD Watch’s key aim is to inform and advise the global ngo-community on how to use the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (OECD Guidelines) and its associated grievance mechanism to achieve corporate accountability and access to remedy for people harmed by corporate misconduct. 

Partner organisations in South Asia

In South Asia, Arisa works with a wide range of organisations working to improve working conditions. These include community-based organisations working on the ground, for example to eradicate child labour, and national knowledge centres carrying out research or policy advocacy. Arisa also works with trade unions and training institutes. Arisa seeks to build long-term relationships with partner organisations based on equality and trust.