#4 Justice for Jeyasre and the Fight Against Gender-Based Violence

48m | Oct 29, 2022

Trigger warning: gender-based violence, sexual assault, femicide.

In this episode we learn about a young Indian garment worker called Jeyasre Kathiravel, who was brutally murdered by her supervisor at a factory producing for major Western brands.

Her death has inspired a global campaign against Gender-Based Violence and Harassment (GBVH) in the garment industry, and a fight for change in the factory she worked at, initiated by her friends and colleagues and her trade union, the TTCU.

We hear from the trade union activists and campaigners that formed the Justice for Jeyasre campaign and hear how they empowered their fellow workers to fight for better conditions and held one of the world's largest brands to account for Jeyasre's death and the conditions in the factory.

Sources reference in this episode

Justice for Jeyasre campaign

Tamil Nadu Textile and Common Labour Union (TTCU)

Asian Floor Wage Alliance (AFWA)

Global Labor Justice-International Labor Rights Forum (GLJ-ILRF)

Article in The Guardian

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