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Labor rights abuses in Bangladesh


Two things are certain: First, Bangladesh's women garment workers are among the hardest workers in the world, but also among the poorest and most exploited. Second, no one wants to damage Bangladesh's booming export garment industry, which employs some four million women and accounts for $19.1 billion worth of exports to the U.S. and Europe. Charles Kernahan, director of The Center for Global and Human Rights was asked by Women's Wear Daily to comment on labor rights in the garmet industry. Here's his thought-provoking report.