April 21st – 10am ET / 7:30pm IST / 2pm UTC
Rise up with garment workers demanding an end to gender-based violence and harassment!
The global labor, Dalit rights and gender justice movements are coming together to honor the life of Jeyasre Kathiravel, an Indian garment worker and TTCU union member who was organizing against gender based violence and harassment in her workplace, but after facing months of sexual harassment by her supervisor, was found murdered in January of this year. This vigil is a call to rise up and join in solidarity with garment workers who are demanding an end to gender based violence and harassment in the global garment supply chain.
Just compensation for Jeyasre’s family
End any and all coercion and retaliation related to this case
An enforceable agreement with Brands, Eastman Exports, and TTCU that includes monitoring, remediation, and prevention of gender-based violence and barriers to freedom of association.
The Guardian, February 2021
Fashion brand to investigate the death of 20-year-old Jeyasre Kathiravel, reportedly killed by supervisor at Natchi Apparels.
The Guardian, March 2021
Multiple women at Natchi Apparels have reported abuse weeks after 21-year-old worker was allegedly killed by her supervisor.