On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about what happened after the Rana Plaza disaster. It’s been five years since 1,134 people died in that garment factory collapse in Bangladesh. What’s changed?
Activists around the world pushed manufacturers to sign on to agreements to improve safety oversight. They also demanded financial support for the affected families who lost loved ones or who suffered serious health complications. What has changed since the deadly collapse and how are workers and activists reflecting?
Monika Hartsel, program officer for Asia at The Solidarity Center
Judy Gearhart, executive director of the International Labor Rights Forum
Farah Kabir, country director of ActionAid in Bangladesh
Laura Gutierrez, Bangladesh field director for the Worker Rights Consortium
Solidarity Center: “They have forgotten the lessons of Rana Plaza”
Action Aid: Wounds that time has failed to heal