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  1. 1. Human rights Human Rights abuse in clothing manufacturing
  2. 2. Contents / Questions <ul><li>Q1: How does clothing manufacturing abuse human rights? </li></ul><ul><li>Q2: What brands are guilty of abusing human rights? </li></ul><ul><li>Q3: What human rights are being abused in manufacturing? </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliography </li></ul>
  3. 3. How does clothing manufacturing abuse human rights? <ul><li>Some brands abuse human rights by: </li></ul><ul><li>Violating minimum wage </li></ul><ul><li>Forcing workers to work overtime </li></ul><ul><li>The factories they work in are unsafe </li></ul><ul><li>The factories are very small so the workers are cramped when working eg: In India in a Nike factory there are 320 men to one tin shed and 26 men to a room. </li></ul>
  4. 4. How does clothing manufacturing abuse human rights? <ul><li>forced labour </li></ul><ul><li>Abused when working to slow </li></ul><ul><li>Exposed to serious illness and disease </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual assaulted </li></ul>
  5. 5. What brands are guilty of abusing human rights? <ul><li>Nike </li></ul><ul><li>Adidas </li></ul><ul><li>Reebok </li></ul><ul><li>Puma </li></ul><ul><li>New Balance </li></ul><ul><li>Asics </li></ul>
  6. 6. Nike <ul><li>Nike is the worlds #1 shoemaker. </li></ul><ul><li>They also make sports apparel and sports </li></ul><ul><li>equipment for all most everything. It sells </li></ul><ul><li>its products to over 200 countries. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Nike <ul><li>Most Nike factories are located in Asia. </li></ul><ul><li>Countries like Indonesia, China, Taiwan, </li></ul><ul><li>India, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines and </li></ul><ul><li>Malaysia. Nike try to disclose most </li></ul><ul><li>information about how they produce there </li></ul><ul><li>products. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Nike <ul><li>Fair trade organisations have released </li></ul><ul><li>many accusations about Nike abusing human </li></ul><ul><li>rights and workers rights in the sweatshops they </li></ul><ul><li>use. They have been accused of forced </li></ul><ul><li>labour, working overtime, paying very little </li></ul><ul><li>wages and abusing their workers. There is a lot </li></ul><ul><li>of evidence that Nike is abusing human rights. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Adidas <ul><li>Adidas is a worldwide sports </li></ul><ul><li>manufacturer like Nike. It sells its products </li></ul><ul><li>all over the world. It sponsors many major </li></ul><ul><li>sports teams all over the world. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Adidas <ul><li>Adidas had been criticised for abusing </li></ul><ul><li>human rights and workers rights. </li></ul><ul><li>They are guilty of making workers work </li></ul><ul><li>overtime sometimes 16-18 hour days. </li></ul><ul><li>The wages are well below what is needed </li></ul><ul><li>to survive. Adidas contracted workers have to </li></ul><ul><li>work in unsafe factories. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Puma <ul><li>Puma is global sportswear manufacturer. </li></ul><ul><li>That’s products range from cricket to </li></ul><ul><li>boxing. Puma main product is shoes, </li></ul><ul><li>street shoes to sport shoes. Puma is one </li></ul><ul><li>of the few brands that have not been </li></ul><ul><li>proven to abuse human rights. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Puma <ul><li>However there has been many </li></ul><ul><li>accusations that Puma has abused their </li></ul><ul><li>workers by forcing them to work overtime, </li></ul><ul><li>120-180 hours overtime a month without </li></ul><ul><li>extra pay which is against the law. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Reebok <ul><li>Reebok (RBK) is a sportswear company closely </li></ul><ul><li>linked with giants Adidas. Reebok has </li></ul><ul><li>been found using Asian sweatshops to produce </li></ul><ul><li>their products. The conditions in the sweatshops </li></ul><ul><li>are dangerous to workers. Since Reebok has </li></ul><ul><li>been investigated they claim they follow each </li></ul><ul><li>and every human right. </li></ul>
  14. 14. New Balance <ul><li>New Balance is a worldwide shoe </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturer. Its factories like many other </li></ul><ul><li>brands are based in Asia. Fair trade </li></ul><ul><li>organisations have criticised New Balance </li></ul><ul><li>For employing young children, paying low wages </li></ul><ul><li>and dangerous working conditions for their </li></ul><ul><li>workers. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Asics <ul><li>Asics is a Japanese Shoe company that </li></ul><ul><li>has recently been top seller all over the </li></ul><ul><li>world. Asics has been linked with other </li></ul><ul><li>brands using sweatshops to produce their </li></ul><ul><li>products. </li></ul>
  16. 16. What human rights are being abused in manufacturing? <ul><li>UDHR: </li></ul><ul><li>#3: Right to freedom and safety. </li></ul><ul><li>#4: Right to not be held as a slave. </li></ul><ul><li>#5: Right to not be hurt or tortured. </li></ul><ul><li>#8: Right for legal help when your rights are being abused. </li></ul><ul><li>#23: Right to work, choose your work, get a salary that can support your family and leave work when you choose. </li></ul>
  17. 17. What human rights are being abused in manufacturing? <ul><li>#24: Right to work days being a reasonable length since everyone has the right to rest. </li></ul><ul><li>#26: Right to an education. </li></ul><ul><li>#30: All over the world, no society, no human should take it upon themselves to break each and every human right. </li></ul>
  18. 18. bibliography <ul><li>Websites: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>resources/plain.asp </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  19. 19. Bibliography <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>content/nike-human-rights-investigation-0 </li></ul><ul><li>Is a news article about the Nike </li></ul><ul><li>sweatshops by Channel Seven in </li></ul><ul><li>Australia. </li></ul><ul><li>By stuart </li></ul>