Forced Separation of Minors from Family
Forced Family Separation is the act of severing or otherwise limiting communication between parents and children through force or coercion.As Reported in: Captured by Cotton by SOMO - Centre for Research on Multinational Corp, India Committee of the Netherlands
With Contributions From: Campaign Against Sumangali Schemes, European Coalition for Corporate Justice
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Multiple facilities with hostel facilities within the factory premises.
Underaged workers who stay in the hostels are not allowed to leave the factory premises freely.
Parents are allowed to visit their daughters once a month on Sundays, for one hour.
Permission to receive visits has to be requested on forehand.
Workers are not allowed to have a mobile phone.
There is a phone in the warden’s room. The warden handles all incoming and outgoing phone calls.
Workers can make a phone call upon request, but may only make phone calls to their parents.
These actions are in violation of the following treaties:
- UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN-CRC) Articles: 3, 7, 9, 16, 18, 32, 37,
- The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (UN-CCPR) Articles: 23, 24, 17,
- The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (UN-CESCR) Articles: 9, 3, 10,
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UN-DHR) Articles: 12
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