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About Judy Gearhart

Judy Gearhart is Executive Director of the International Labor Rights Forum, a human rights organisation based in Washington DC that advocates for workers rights around the world.

Articles by Judy Gearhart

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Corporate social responsibility helps hide workers’ rights abuse until brands can quietly exit

Corporations rarely volunteer to do the right thing, yet responses to labour exploitation continue to rely upon corporate goodwill to protect worker rights. A different future requires a different approach.

Gender-based violence at work: when the boss is the threat

Treating gender-based violence as a type of discrimination leaves many women trapped under violent bosses with nowhere to turn.

Global supply chains: time for a new deal?

Decades of voluntary corporate social responsibility initiatives have failed to deliver living wages, safe factories, or effective protections for workers’ rights to organise and bargain collectively.

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