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Penelope Kyritsis is an assistant managing editor for Beyond Trafficking and Slavery. She holds a BA in Postcolonial Legal Studies from Brown University. Follow Penelope on Twitter @_penelopeCK.

Articles by Penelope Kyritsis

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

The protection lotto against gender-based violence in the US

Women in the United States receive vastly different levels of protection against gender-based violence in the work place depending on where and who they are. 

Violencia de género en el sector agrícola centroamericano

Las trabajadoras del sector agrícola en Centroamérica buscan combatir la discriminación de género a través de los convenios internacionales. English

Gender-based violence in the Central American agricultural industry

Women workers in the agricultural sector to uphold international standards and combat gender-based violence and discrimination in Central America’s agricultural sector. Español

Surviving violence in a Bangladeshi garment factory

Laws against gender-based violence at work exist in Bangladesh, but their protective power is as thin as the paper they're printed on.

Trabajadores migrantes crean union independiente para combatir la discriminacion de género y proteger sus derechos laborales

El grupo Familias Unidas por las Justicia toma acción en el estado de Washington para defender los derechos de las trabajadoras. English

Why we formed an independent farm workers union

The Familias Unidas por las Justicia migrant workers’ union in Washington state is taking action to defend the rights of women workers. Español

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.

Interview: the struggle for migrant workers' rights

How can migrant workers protect their rights when they are often excluded from collective action?

The fight for decent work: a need for new models

Workers usually organise within their sector, if at all. But in today’s economy, could a community-wide approach could be more effective?

The David and Goliath struggle in global supply chains

The only way to really bargain with brands is to bargain globally.

Interview: in pursuit of decent work

Why do states make it so easy for corporations to exploit their populations?

National trade unions in a globalised world

Transnational bargaining, corporate accountability, and a full revamp of the global labour architecture – these are the challenges facing unions as they seek to address exploitation in global supply chains.

An undisrupted status quo? Voices from the supply chain revisited

Not much has changed since the ILO began to discuss decent work in supply chains 12 months ago.

Justice for domestic workers: it’s about rights, not protection

Britain’s drive to limit migration has removed many of the rights migrant domestic workers once had in the UK. Could collective organising help bring them back?

“You won’t pacify us”

Domestic workers flooded the office of Donald Trump’s nomination for the Office of Management and Budget with baby pacifiers this week.

The all-purpose cop-out of ‘anti-competitiveness’

Companies, especially since the crisis, make the case that advances in workers’ rights lessen the competitiveness of an economy. Should we believe them?

The human rights of labourers

Companies haven’t earned our trust when it comes to protecting workers’ rights, so why do states give them the benefit of doubt?

Getting the state to switch sides in the fight for workers' rights

Workers can beat big business when they come together, but the fight would certainly be easier if the state were generally on their side.

Special rapporteur to UN: bring labour rights and human rights together

The state is the only force large enough to defend workers’ rights from big business, so why is it so often batting for the wrong team?

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