Arisa in the media

See below for the most recent references to Arisa (formerly India Committee of the Netherlands), or go to the archive.

June 16, 2020

Report: Over 50% of child labourers in cottonseed farms in India are Dalits or Adivasis

A new report published by the human rights NGO Arisa has found that children under 14 years account for over 18% of the workforce in the cottonseed farms surveyed, with over 50% of the child labourers in the sector being Dalits or Adivasi. The majority of the child labourers were not attending school.

January 31, 2020

How industry bodies are using the NCPCR and UNICEF to whitewash accusations of child labour

At the twentieth edition of Stone+Tec, an international trade fair for the natural-stone industry, held at the German city of Nürnberg in June 2018, attendees received a curious invitation. A release bearing the logos of the Indian government and the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights invited them to a press conference to highlight the “Non Prevalence of Child Labour in the Indian Granite Industry in India (Mines and Processing Units).”

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2018

Dec 12, 2018:
Oct 23, 2018:
United dolors of Benetton (Left | L’unico giornale di sinistra)
Mar 15, 2018:

Feb 4, 2018:
Jan 26, 2018:
Jan 8, 2018:

2017

Oct 16, 2017:
Oct 13, 2017:
Die dunklen Seiten des Granits: Indische Granitsteinbrüche und die Verantwortung der Firmen (Südasien)
Oct 13, 2017:
Strangulierung der Unbotmäßigen: Indische Nichtregierungsorganisation wegen UN-Bericht abgestraft (Südasien)
Sep 6, 2017:
Sep 5, 2017:
Flintshire firm sourcing granite from child labour quarry according to a major human rights report (Deeside.com)
Sep 3, 2017:
Slavery stain on granite (The Telegraph)
Sep 2017:
Aug 30, 2017:
Aug 29, 2017:
Aug 25, 2017:
Aug 25, 2017:
Aug 24, 2017:
Aug 23, 2017:
Aug 23, 2017:
Aug 23, 2017:
Aug 23, 2017:
Aug 23, 2017:
Schmutziger Granit (Süddeutsche Zeitung)
Aug 23, 2017:
Jul 5, 2017:
May 23, 2017:
Apr 3, 2017:
Mar 20, 2017:
Mar 17-18, 2017:
Mar 17, 2017:
Indian leather workers risk health: Report (The Jakarta Post)
Mar 17, 2017:
Mar 16, 2017:
Feb 17, 2017:
Feb 14, 2017:
Feb 10, 2017:
Jan 27, 2017:
Slave to Fashion (University Observer)
Jan 24, 2017:
Jan 24, 2017:
Jan 15, 2017:

Slavery in Yarn Industry (Dalit Post, p1)
Jan 8, 2017:

2016

Dec 29, 2016:
The fabric of slavery (Navayana.org)
Dec 28, 2016:
Dec 26, 2016:
Dec 24, 2016:
Dec 23, 2016:
Dec 23, 2016:
Dec 23, 2016:
chin-titel (CNABC.com)
Dec 23, 2016:
chin-titel (ChinaTimes.com)
Dec 22, 2016:
Nov 24, 2016:
Fast Fashion (GreenStitched)
Nov 20, 2016:
The warp and weft of shame and tears (The Telegraph Calcutta)
Nov 1, 2016:

Oct 10, 2016:
Oct 1, 2016:
Sep 30, 2016:
Public Procurement and Human Rights in the Netherlands: the case of natural stone (International Learning Lab on Public Procurement and Human Rights)
Sep 29, 2016:
Sep 14, 2016:
Aug 15, 2016:
Jul 8, 2016:
Jul 5, 2016:
Jul 5, 2016:
Jun 20, 2016 [update]:
Monsanto: Corporate Rap Sheet (Corporate Research Project)
Jun 10, 2016:
Childhood murders (My Republica)
May 24, 2016:
Made by Children (All About Lady Things)
Apr 20, 2016:
Apr 13, 2016:
Sweatshops for sweatshirts (Bangalore Mirror)
Mar 2016:
Feb 20, 2016:
Feb 8, 2016:
Feb 7, 2016:
Feb 7, 2016:
Feb 6, 2016:
Feb 3, 2016:
Feb 2, 2016:
Os albergues da fast fashion (Portugal Têxtil)
Feb 1, 2016:
Global apparel brands (Pakistan & Gulf Economist)
Jan 30, 2016:
Jan 30, 2016:
Jan 30, 2016:
Jan 30, 2016:
Global apparel brands pledge to improve conditions for workers (Middle East North Africa Financial Network)
Jan 29, 2016:
Jan 15, 2016:
Daliters möjligheter i tillväxtens Indien (Svalorna Indien Bangladesh)

2015

Nov 20, 2015:
Nov 10, 2015:
Oct 25, 2015:
Monsanto: Corporate Rap Sheet (Corporate Research Project)
Sep 9, 2015:
Sep 2, 2015:
Aug 27, 2015:
Aug 21, 2015:
Aug 14, 2015:
Aug 14, 2015:
Aug 13, 2015:
chin-titel (RajasthanPatrika.com)
Aug 13, 2015:
Inde: Un demi-million d’enfants dans les champs de coton (Comité de Soutien à la Révolution en Inde)
Aug 12, 2015:
Aug 11, 2015:
Aug 9, 2015:
Aug 5, 2015:
Aug 5, 2015:
Aug 5, 2015:
Aug 2, 2015:
Aug 2, 2015:
Aug 2015:
Escalation of Child Labour Depresses Adult Wages (Journal of People’s Studies)
Jul 31, 2015:
Jul 31, 2015:
Jul 31, 2015:
Jul 29, 2015:
Jul 28, 2015:
Jul 24, 2015:
Jul 23, 2015:
New Report Cotton’s Forgotten Children – Almost half a million Indian children produce cottonseed (New Solutions Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health Policy)
Jul 23, 2015:
Jul 2015:
Inde: Esclavage et travail des enfants dans les carrières de granit (Bulletin mensuel du Mouvement Mondial pour les Forêts)
Jun 7, 2015:
The Entrapment of Unfree Labor (Journal of Developing Societies)
May 14, 2015:
May 11, 2015:
Apr 2015:
Are the sandstone miners’ abuses in India? (Indian Journal of Community Health, p286)
Mar 4, 2015:
Mar 2015:
Feb 16, 2015:
Feb 12, 2015:
Ropa manchada (El Subjectivo)
Feb 5, 2015:
Trabajo esclavo en India (PravdaEsp.blogspot.nl)
Feb 1, 2015:
Jan 22, 2015:
Jan 15, 2015:
chin-titel (Sxdaily.com.cn)

2014

Dec 29, 2014:
Dec 27, 2014:
Dec 19, 2014:
The Year Fashion Woke Up (BusinessOfFashion.com)
Dec 19, 2014:
The Year Fashion Woke Up (Fashion Matters)
Dec 16, 2014:
chin-titel (LinkShop.com)
Dec 15, 2014:
chin-titel (ChinaSSPP.com)
Dec 13, 2014:
chin-titel (100fsc.com)
Dec 8, 2014:
Nov 28, 2014:
Tvångs- och barnarbete hos underleverantörer till H&M (SwedWatch.org)
Nov 27, 2014:
Flawed Fabric – The abuse of girls and women workers in the South Indian textile industry (Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO))
Nov 26, 2014:
India: Certified Textile Mills Reported to Have Child and Forced Labor – ICN (International Initiative To End Child Labor)
Nov 24, 2015:
Oct-Dec 2014:
Nov 17, 2014:
Modern Slavery Bill — Second Reading (TheyWorkForYou.com (UK Parliament))
Nov 17, 2014:
Nov 14, 2014:
Flawed Fabrics (WellMade.org)
Nov 10, 2014:
Nov 7, 2014:
Nov 4, 2014:
Nov 4, 2014:
Nov 3, 2014:
Nov 2, 2014:
Nov 1, 2014:
chin-titel (redpingtai.com)
Nov 1, 2014:
H&M Bans India’s Super Spinning After Report of Child Labor (IHomeIdea.com)
Nov 1, 2014 (?):
Nov 2014:
Can you earn a living wage in fashion in Italy? (Campagna Abiti Puliti/Clean Clothes Campaign)
Oct 31, 2014:
Oct 30, 2014:
chin-titel (js.winshang.com)
Oct 30, 2014:
chin-titel (fabric114.com)
Oct 30, 2014:
Oct 30, 2014:
Oct 30, 2014:
Oct 30, 2014:
Oct 30, 2014:
Oct 30, 2014:
Oct 30, 2014:
Investigation finds ‘slavery’ at mills used by major fast fashion brands (StyleAndTalent.com)
Oct 30, 2014:
Oct 30, 2014:
H&M blacklists spinning mill after report on child labour released (UWImprint.ca)
Oct 29, 2014:
Oct 29, 2014:
chin-titel (NoFashion.cn)
Oct 29, 2014:
Investigation Finds ‘Slavery’ of Women and Girls at Textile Mills Used by Major Fast Fashion Brands (Styleite.com)
Oct 29, 2014:
Oct 29, 2014:
H&M Bans India’s Super Spinning After Report of Child Labor (EasyBranches.eu)
Oct 29, 2014:
H&M blacklists spinning mill in India after reports of child labour and ‘appalling’ work conditions (Teamsters174.net)
Oct 29, 2014:
H&M bans clothes from Indian spinning mill accused of child labour (EndSlaveryNow.org)
Oct 29, 2014:
Oct 29, 2014:
Oct 29, 2014:
SAI Respond to SOMO and ICN “Flawed Fabrics” Report (Social Accountability International)
Oct 28, 2014:
Flawed Fabrics (MediaVoicesForChildren.org)
Oct 28, 2014:
H&M blacklists spinning mill in India after reports of child labour and ‘appalling’ work conditions (veooz.com)
Oct 28, 2014:
H&M Bans India’s Super Spinning After Report of Child Labor (Fashionalizm.com)
Oct 28, 2014:
Oct 28, 2014:
Report Links Brands to “Slavery” in Indian Mills (GangstaFashun)
Oct 28, 2014:
“Fabrics C & A from rogue spinning” (HotTopix)
Oct 17, 2014:
Oct 14, 2014:
Gerwin: GMO w naszych ubraniach (Krytyka Polityczna)
Sep 1, 2014:
Sweat Shop… (La Otra Mirilla)
Jul 18, 2014:
Jun 2014:
May 15, 2014:
May 6, 2014:
Apr 24, 2014:
Garment brands not transparent on tackling bonded labour in India (European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ))
Apr 17, 2014:

2013

Dec 27, 2013:
Nov 21, 2013:
Clean Clothes or fighting por Fair Trade (Europeiska Ungdomsportalen)
Nov 2013:
Textile Industry: India’s second largest employer, but what’s really in for the workers? (International Journal of Research in Commerce, Economics & Management)
Sep 9, 2013:
Jul 10, 2013:
Kinderarbeit im indischen Saatgutanbau (Neue Rheinische Zeitung)
Jul 2013:
A Study on Trend of Export of Natural Stones from India to Various Countries (International Journal of Advancements in Research & Technology)
Jun 21, 2013:
May 2013:
Apr 26, 2013:
Apr 8, 2013:
Apr 5, 2013:
Better Business without Caste Discrimination Oslo (Ethical Trade Initiative Norway)
Mar 19, 2013:
Bedre handel uten kastediskriminering (Dalit Solidarity Network Norway)
Mar-Apr 2013:
Inefficiency of the buyer-driven value chains of big multinational retail houses causes women labour exploitation (International Journal in Multidisciplinary and Academic Research (SSIJMAR))
Feb 14, 2013:
Trapped in Textile (The New Jurist)
Feb 13, 2013:
Feb 4, 2013:
Tailored for Tyranny (FountainInk.in)
Jan 9, 2013:
Jan 8, 2013:

2012

Dec 6, 2012:
Nov 22, 2012:
War Profiteer of the Month: Monsanto (War Resisters’ International)
Nov 15, 2012:
Oct 12, 2012:
Employment or Exploitation: Are suppliers to retailers like Walmart, Carrefour sweatshops? (IndianTimes.net)
Sep 2012:
“Fabrikarbeit ist wie Gymnastik” (Südlink: INKOTA-Dossier)
Aug 29, 2012:
C&A (Aktiv Gegen Kinderarbeit)
Aug 13, 2012:
Trabajo esclavo en la India (YouTube – La Novena Legión)
Aug 1, 2012:
Jul 24, 2012:
Ragazze slave abiti da lavoro per fornire i marchi spagnoli (It.WikiNoticia.com)
Jul 17, 2012:
Bonded (child) labour in the South Indian Garment Industry (BahujanIndia.in)
Jul 4, 2012:
Jun 10, 2012:

Take those earplugs out (Hindustan Times)
Jun 8, 2012:
Child labour in the cotton industry (World Vision Australia)
Jun 1, 2012:
Top UK high street brands selling clothes made through slavery (Anti-Slavery)
May 24, 2012:
Young Dalit Women Exploited in Indian Garment Industry (TextileTreasure.com)
May 10, 2012:
May 8, 2012:
Vestuário Explora Intocáveis (PortugalTextil.com)
May 1, 2012:
India’s Dalit women and the real cost of fast fashion (Women’s Views On News / ManWomanMaleFemale.Wordpress.com)
May(?) 2012:
Maid in India – Young Dalit women continue to suffer exploitative conditions in India’s garment industry (RadioNamaskar.org)
Apr 30, 2012:
Apr 27, 2012:
Apr 27(?), 2012:
Studie über Arbeitsbedingungen in Indien veröffentlicht (CI-Romero.de)
Apr 26, 2012:
Apr 26, 2012:
Maid in India (Kampagne fü Saubere Kleidung)
Apr 25, 2012:
Young Dalit women exploited in Indian garment industry (European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ))
Apr 19, 2012:
Apr 18, 2012:
Koncerny farmakologiczne (Naturopata.edu.pl)
Apr 12, 2012:
Apr(?) 2012:
Mar 31, 2012:
Mar 28, 2012:
Tres empresas incluídas en la ‘lista negra’ por tener a niños en trabajo esclavo (PrensaAnm.com.ar)
Mar 23(?), 2012:
Mar 19, 2012:
Still captured by cotton (Fashion, Textile & Sustainability)
Mar 8, 2012:
Mar 8, 2012:
Exploitation continues at garment hub (Arunthathiyer-Tamilnadu.Blogspot.nl)
Mar 5, 2012:
Still ‘Captured by cotton’ ? Despite some improvements, problems persist in the garment supply chain (European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ))
Feb 4, 2012:
Feb 3, 2012:
Jan 10, 2012:

2011

Nov 9, 2011:
Precarious work and labour rights violations on certified tea plantations (MakeFruitFair.org.uk)
Nov 7, 2011:
Oct 31, 2011:
Precarious work in certified tea production for Unilever (Business & Human Rights Resource Centre)
Aug 15, 2011:
Seeds of Despair (Countercurrents.org)
Jul 29, 2011:
Dutch parliament urges end to caste discrimination (Radio Netherlands Worldwide/SouthAsiaWired.org)
Jun 29, 2011:
Jun 16, 2011:
Jun 1, 2011:
Menores de 10 anos são exploradas na Índia (Greenstyle)
Jun 2011:
Captured by cotton (InfoChangeIndia.org)
Jun 2011:
Jun(?) 2011:
May 31, 2011:
May 29, 2011:
May 27, 2011:
May 25, 2011:
Captured by Cotton (Media Voices For Children)
May 23, 2011:
May 21, 2011:
Captured by Cotton – A Story of Dalit Girls of Tamil Nadu (GroundReport.com / Ummid.com / My Common Sense Politics / Countercurrents.org / Aid Netherlands / IndianMuslimObserver.com)
May 20, 2011:
Exploited Dalit Girls Produce Garments in India for European and US Markets (PR Newswire / DesignLookOut.com / National Academy for Dalit (NAD) / Rights for People / Bahujan News / EthicalQuote.com / SME Times)
May 20, 2011:
May 20, 2011:
International efforts to eliminate forced labour continue (Harmonia)
May 20, 2011:
May 5, 2011:
Stricter Indian internet laws ‘threaten human rights’ (South Asia Wired-Wereldomroep / Maati.tv)
Mar 10, 2011:
Mar 9, 2011:
Jan 13, 2011: