In its research into supply chains in South Asia, Arisa comes across many abuses and malpractices. These include violations of human rights and, in particular, labour rights. Key issues include underpayment of wages (not paying the minimum wage, let alone a living wage), excessive overtime, dangerous and unhealthy working conditions and (sexual) harassment.

Arisa specialises in three issues that are very prevalent in South Asia: child labour, forced labour and discrimination.

Child labour

Forced labour