FWF organises human rights and garment conference

In cooperation with Mondiaal FNV and CNV Internationaal, FWF organises the Human Rights and Garment conference on the 18th of May. The conference will connect important stakeholders in the garment industry.

The conference takes place in The Hague and will focus on sharing best practices and working together to move towards a more sustainable garment industry. It will connect trade unions, NGOs, governments, garment brands, international organisations and other important influencers who play a role in instigating change.

Christiaan Rebergen, Director General for International Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will open the conference. Other speakers include Jennifer Schappert from the OECD and Jef Wintermans, coordinator of the Dutch clothing covenant.

Key topics

  • Living wage
  • Social dialogue
  • Gender-based violence

programme includes

  • Expert panels on:
    – Who is needed to create change in the industry?
    – The importance of proper due diligence in garment supply chains
  • Sharing inspiring best practices regarding effective ways to improve working conditions.
  • Interactive workshops on establishing living wages, constructive social dialogue and reducing gender-based violence

Registration is open to the above mentioned categories of stakeholders. If you wish to register or if you wish to receive more information please contact us at conference18may@congresbureau.nl.

The Strategic Partnership for Garment Supply Chain Transformation is an innovative programme aimed at improving labour conditions in the garment industry. 

 

date: 18/05/2017

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