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Laura Germino

CIW speaks at OSCE conference in Moscow on stopping human trafficking…

Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) holds first-ever international conference on public private partnerships fighting human trafficking in collaboration with Russian Federation, identifies Worker-driven Social Responsibility as promising new prevention method in fight against human trafficking…Last September, CIW representatives were asked to speak on the Fair Food Program and the CIW’s anti-slavery efforts at the OSCE’s Conference on Prevention of Trafficking in Human Beings for Labour Exploitation in Supply Chains in Berlin.  The conference was described as a “high-level event… part of the OSCE’s ongoing effort to raise awareness about the problem of labour exploitation in supply chains and to advocate for increased actions at the […]

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CIW receives Presidential Medal for Extraordinary Efforts in Combatting Modern-Day Slavery at White House Forum!

 Sec. Kerry: “This is an extraordinary accomplishment, and reminds all of us not just of the work that we have to do, but that dedicated individuals, like those here with us today from the Coalition, can strike out against injustice, break down barriers, and make a world of difference.”Yesterday was a landmark day in the history of CIW’s fight for farm labor justice.Twenty years ago, workers rose up in the fields and in the dusty streets of a dirt-poor town by the strange name of Immokalee to demand an end to the systematic violation of their fundamental human rights.  The CIW was born in those […]

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CIW at UN: “What if workers themselves designed their own social responsibility program?”…

[hupso_hide][hupso title=”CIW at @UN: What if workers designed their own #CSR program? Breaking report from UN, @TrustWomenConf!” url=”http://ciw-online.org/?p=17489″] CIW, FFSC presentations bring real world solutions to debate on human rights abuses at UN Business and Human Rights Forum in Geneva, “Trust Women” Conference in London! The Fair Food Program’s European sojourn is a wrap, and the groundbreaking social responsibility program is making waves in the world of business and human rights, where its unique mechanisms for worker participation and strict market consequences for human rights violations are pointing the way toward a new model of real, measurable social change.   Geneva With […]

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UN Global Compact write up on Fair Food Program a great read…

[hupso_hide][hupso title=”.@UN cites #FairFoodProgram in supply chain sustainability index!” url=”http://ciw-online.org/?p=17431″] Have you ever wanted the perfect one-pager on the Fair Food Program — the document you could hand your local grocery store manager, your campus foodservice provider, your community or church social justice group, or just a friend you’re trying to bring up to speed on the Fair Food movement — but didn’t know where to find it?  Well, look no further… that one-pager is here. The groundbreaking work of the FFP was recently profiled in the UN Global Compact’s new index, Supply Chain Sustainability: Practices & Resources.  The site was built […]

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CIW invited to speak in Geneva at United Nations!

[hupso_hide][hupso title=”.@CIW to speak at #UnitedNations at Forum on Business & #HumanRights and @TrustWomenConf!” url=”http://ciw-online.org/?p=17157″] CIW to also address the “Trust Women” Conference in London in first week of December, as the Fair Food Program’s growing reputation for effective human rights protection crosses the Atlantic… Back in May of this year, a delegation from the United Nations Working Group traveled to Immokalee and met with workers, growers, a buyer and representatives of the CIW and the Fair Food Standards Council in a fact-finding visit to study the unique structure and effectiveness of the Fair Food Program.  Here’s what they said […]

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CIW speaks at White House on FFP’s power to prevent slavery!

[hupso_hide][hupso title=”.@CIW speaks at @WhiteHouse on FFP’s power to prevent #slavery!” url=”http://ciw-online.org/?p=16511″] CIW’s Laura Germino speaks on Fair Food Program on plenary panel at “Taking Action to Eradicate Modern-day Slavery”… Earlier this year, President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships issued its report, “Building Partnerships to Eradicate Modern-day Slavery,” in which the Council was tasked with investigating the landscape of today’s anti-slavery movement and presenting the President with recommendations for strengthening the federal government’s efforts to combat slavery through partnerships with NGOs.  Readers of this site will remember that the CIW was featured prominently in the final report, singled out […]

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Tour wraps up with powerful Bay Area finale! Days Six and Seven of the Trader Joe’s CA Truth Tour July 16-17, 2011

The Trader Joe’s CA Truth Tour ended with a bang this weekend with powerful protests in two of the Bay Area’s most storied communities!

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CIW’s Germino (right) recognized in standing-room only ceremony at State Department!

Sec. Clinton: “All of us have a responsibility to bring this practice to an end,” including “businesses that knowingly profit or exhibit reckless disregard about their supply chains…”

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MEDIA ROUND-UP

Check out the latest article on the growing battle for fair food, this time from the St. Petersburg Times, “Fast Food Fight,” 3/5/06 (photo on left).

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A leader in the fight: From the Naples Daily News

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a farmworkers’ advocacy group based in Southwest Florida, has been a leader in the movement to end modern-day slavery in the United States.

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