This is the guide by PlayFair2008 Campaign translated into Polish and published by KARAT within the joint project „Fair Play in Sportswear Industry” . The guide informs about working conditions in factories in Asia before Olympics in Beijing in 2008. It illustrates violations of labour rights of workers producing for the main global sportswear brands as well as those manufacturing the goods with the logo of Beijing Olympics for the purposes of International Olympic Committee (IOC). The guide encourages to join PlayFair2008 Campaign. A part of the guide is a postcard with an appeal addressed to the president of IOC. Published […]
Mini-guide: China Calling: Make IT Fair by MakeITfair Campaign. (Also in Czech, Hungarian and Polish).
This consumer’s guide was published within the European makeITfair campaign. It focuses on the labour abuses and environmental problems related to the electronics industry in China where half of the world’s mobile phones as well as a huge number of computers, MP3 players and game consoles are made. KARAT was a partner and the regional coordinator of the campaign. Published in 2008. Download the mini-guide in English “China Calling: Make IT Fair“ The publication is also available: in Polish, Hungarian, Czech
Guide: Our Rights Are Not Optional! Advocating for the Implementation of CEDAW through its Optional Protocol by IWRAW Asia-Pacific. The translation into Russian by KARAT.
This is a publication by IWRAW Asia-Pacific translated into Russian and published by KARAT within its project “Eastern European and Central Asia Coalition on OP CEDAW”. This easy-to-use publication seeks to contribute to the ratification process of the Optional Protocol to CEDAW as well as to its effective use at the national level. The guide contains practical information for the individuals, women’s rights NGOs and other actors advocating for women’s human rights. Published in 2008. The publicaton is available in Russian HERE Download the guide in English “Our rigths are not optional! Advocating for the implementation of CEDAW through its Optional Protocol”
This is an activists’ guide by Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) was translated into polish by KARAT – a regional coordinator of CCC. The guide introduces the problem of labour rights’ violations in garment industry as well as the activities undertaken for the improvement of workers’ situation mostly within the Clean Clothes Campaign. Apart from the theoretical introduction to the problem, the publication gives useful, practical guidelines for all who want to start education and/or campaign activities in this area. The guide will help them to start an activists’ groups, plan and organize street actions, classes at schools, etc. Through this […]
Mini-guide: Would you like a phone made of gold? by MakeITfair Campaign. (Also in Czech, Hungarian and Polish).
This consumer’s guide was published within the European MakeITfair Campaign, where KARAT was a regional coordinator. It describes what kind of rare metals are used to make a mobile phone, and how hard and dangerous are the working conditions of workers, often children, who mine them. The guide shows how the consumers can influence the big electronic companies to be responsible for working conditions in their mines as well as environment. Published in 2007. Download the guide in English “Would you like a phone made of gold?” The publication is also available in Polish, Hungarian, Czech
Mini-guide: Find out the true cost of a phone call by MakeITfair Campaign. (Also in Czech, Hungarian and Polish).
This consumer’s mini-guide was published within the European MakeITfair Campaign, where KARAT was a regional coordinator. It tells about the hard conditions of workers who produce the mobile phones and other popular electronic equipment. It shows that the production is linked to serious violations of workers’ rights. It also shows how the consumers can influence the big electronic companies to be responsible for working conditions in the factories in their supply chains as well as environment. Published in 2007. Download the guide in English “Find out the true cost of a phone call” The publication is also available in Polish, Hungarian, Czech
The kit focuses on the basic economic concepts developed specifically for NGOs (and particularly gender focused NGOs) from CEE/CIS region. The kit consists of 9 chapters which explain economic concepts and processes relevant to women living in this region (e.g. mechanisms related to the labour market, globalization, privatization). The kit also includes training hints and exercises for basic economic literacy training, which can be provided on national, organizational and community levels. The content of the kit is based on relevant literature as well as practical experience gained during the economic literacy trainings conducted by KARAT. Its production was possible thanks […]