Support for the seamstresses
Seamstresses in Bangladesh or India often work 10 to 12 hours per day and still receive only a starvation wage. They work extra hours to be able to survive, and are often not paid accordingly. The supervisors treat them badly and often insult and sometimes also abuse them sexually. If the workers try to form a union, they are in most cases immediately fired.
Local women’s organisations and unions inform the seamstresses about their rights. They provide trainings about working and women’s rights in their country and advise the workers in legal matters. They need our solidarity and our financial support. This is why FEMNET has created the solidarity fund for which we ask donations.
Currently we are cooperating and supporting the following organisations: