Tim Newman, Campaigns Assistant, International Labor Rights Forum
Fahamu and Pambazuka news have just published a new book titled From the slave trade to 'free' trade: How trade undermines democracy and justice in Africa. The book, edited by Patrick Burnett and Firoze Manji can be order online here or you can read the whole book online here!
As the editors note in the introduction, "In the global trading system, justice and the interests of ordinary working people often take backstage to trade policies dictated by global powers; countries and even entire continents like Africa, frequently appear to be on the losing end of the equation."
Keep reading to find out more about ILRF's appearances in the book!
ILRF's work with flower workers in Kenya as well as our campaign to stop violence against women in the workplace are mentioned in the book. Another part of the book discusses child labor in the cocoa industry.
So check out this excellent resource to learn more about the effect of trade on human rights in Africa!