Target: Arthur Peck, CEO of Gap
Goal: Stop contributing to the severe human rights violations being committed against Indian garment workers.
The NGO India Committee of the Netherlands released a report that shows the horrendous extent of mistreatment occurring against garment workers, who are mostly young migrant girls. Garment workers in Bangalore, India are paid a measly $80 – $100 monthly, which is the minimum wage. Some of the women were reported to be placed in hostels with security guards who only allow them to leave if the guard allows and they’re limited to two hours a week. Virtually every aspect of these workers’ lives are controlled. Some are reportedly even segregated and paid depending on region.
These new findings show just how deplorable the employers and name brands like Gap who keep these poor young women in such pitiful conditions are. The brands that were mentioned in the report as using these factories as their suppliers all promised to take a stand against this tragic problem except Gap. If it doesn’t promise to take action too, then it’ll be clear the company doesn’t care about such a severe human rights issue. Demand that the CEO of Gap commit to taking action immediately.
Dear Mr. Peck,
A new report found that popular name brands like your company were using suppliers in India where the factory workers are being severely abused and mistreated. The report stated that the workers are forced to stay in hostels and constantly guarded. They have no rights–they can’t even leave without a guard’s permission and still it’s only for a couple hours weekly. Despite such horrific treatment of humans, these poor women are still paid a pathetic minimum wage of $80 – $100 monthly.
All the brands named in the report have promised to take action against this disgusting human rights problem except for Gap. We are disgusted that you have yet to take a stand and we demand you do so and stop contributing to this mistreatment immediately.
[Your Name Here]
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