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International Labor Rights Fund (ILRF)

ILRF is an advocacy organization dedicated to achieving just and humane treatment for workers worldwide, which is committed to overcoming the problems of child labor, forced labor, and other abusive labor practices. It promotes enforcement of labor rights internationally through public education and mobilization, research, litigation, legislation, and collaboration with labor, government and business groups.

Address : 2001 S St., NW #420
Washington, DC 20009 - USA
Phone: (202) 347-4100
Fax: (202) 347-4885

IRENE (International Restructuring Education Network Europe)

IRENE has been stimulating and facilitating the exchange of information on labour issues since 1981 and has contacts, resources and a European programme of work which covers current international labour issues. It is an international network on development education that aims to integrate international labour issues in NGOs’ and trade unions’ mainstream education and campaign programmes.

IRENE is set up to strengthen international workers solidarity. By organising international seminars and workshops, it gives attention to new areas of work and provides new inputs in existing work. IRENE’s activities stimulate the exchange between organisations in the South and the North and within Europe.

The core question of IRENE’s work is how are workers (women and men), in different regions of the world, affected by international restructuring in the industrial and services sector. The outcome of IRENE’s work is published in the bulletin « News from IRENE ».

Address : Stationsstraat 39
5038 EC Tilburg Nederlands
Phone : +31.13.535 15 23
Fax : +31.13.544 25 78
Email :
Website :

National Labor Committee (NLC)

The mission of the National Labor Committee (NLC) is to help defend the human rights of workers in the global economy. The NLC investigates and exposes human and labor rights abuses committed by U.S. companies producing goods in the developing world. They undertake public education, research and popular campaigns that empower U.S. citizens to support the efforts of workers to learn and defend their rights. They provide international visibility to those who fight for the right to work in dignity, in healthy and safe workplaces and to earn a living wage. The NLC also press for international legal frameworks with effective enforcement mechanisms that will help create a space where fundamental internationally recognized worker rights can be assured.

The NLC’s work is helping to coalesce a new and diverse coalition that includes religious, labor, women’s, student, civil rights, solidarity, policy and grassroots groups to catalyze popular campaigns based on our original research to promote worker rights and pressure companies to end human and labor abuses. With a database of more than 22 000 organizations and individuals, NLC serve as an information center, distributing its literature and videos.

The National Labor Committee views worker rights in the global economy as indivisible and inalienable human rights and we believe that now is the time to secure them for all on the planet.

Address : 540 West 48th St., 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10036, USA
Phone :(001) 212 242 3002
Fax : (001) 212 242 3821
Email :
Website :

No Sweat

No Sweat is an activist campaign organisation. The group seeks to help unionise sweatshops in Britain as well as publicise, expose and help stamp out sweatshop employment throughout the world. No Sweat organises campaigns through local groups, conferences and develops actions of solidarity sweatshop workers and their organisations. Their website holds briefings on the situation of certain companies.

Address: No Sweat, PO Box 36707, London SW9 8YA - UK
Phone: 07904 431 959
Email: admin AT

Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)

WIEGO is a global research-policy network that seeks to improve the status of the working poor, especially women, in the informal economy. It does so by highlighting the size, composition, characteristics, and contribution of the informal economy through improved statistics and research; by helping to strengthen member-based organizations informal workers; and by promoting policy dialogues and processes that include representatives of informal worker organizations. The common motivation for those who join the network is the relative lack of recognition, understanding, and support for the working poor in the informal economy, especially women, by policy makers, economic planners, and the international development community. WIEGO was established in 1997.

WIEGO Secretariat
Address : Harvard University 79 John F. Kennedy Street Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
Phone: 1-617-496-1310
Fax: 1-617-496-2828

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