€5-mn EU emergency fund for Myanmar garment workers

In solidarity with Myanmar and the workers at risk in the garment sector, the European Union (EU) recently created a Myan Ku (Quick Assistance) Fund, an emergency cash fund of € 5 million that will disburse cash transfers through Wave Money directly to the workers to help them through this crisis. The fund will offer […]

DFID boss highlights support for garment workers, marginalised groups

A UK cabinet minister highlighted how Myanmar’s garment industry is supporting the livelihood and security of vulnerable women. Penny Mordaunt, Britain’s international development secretary, said during her visit to Myanmar that protecting the Muslim communities who have remained in northern Rakhine and supporting them to live “side-by-side and in peace in their communities” is among […]

A baseline survey of Yangon Sector Workforce in the Garment Industry

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In May 2017, C&A Foundation commissioned Enlightened Myanmar Research Foundation and Andaman Research & Advisory to undertake a study of the garment sector workforce. C&A Foundation and its partners recognized there was a lack of a strong quantitative evidence on the demographics and economic standing of garment sector workers. This executive summary provides […]

Myanmar’s textile workers pay the price for Australia’s fast fashion addiction

Textile workers in Myanmar struggle to make ends meet as big brands such as H&M move their production to the country chasing the lowest price of production. Garment workers in Myanmar are struggling to cover everyday living costs while factory owners enjoy the surge in demand from the global fashion brands expanding into Australia. Ma […]