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Social Awareness & Voluntary Education (SAVE), India

SAVE is an Indian human rights organisation that has been campaigning against child labour and for the improvement of working conditions in the spinning mills and textile factories of South India since 1993.

SAVE campaigns for the rights of textile workers, especially children, and the comprehensive empowerment of disadvantaged women through education, capacity building, networking, lobbying and advocacy.

In 2018, SAVE employee Mary Viyakula visited Germany again to speak out against violence against women in the clothing industry.

Website of SAVE: www.savengo.org

What we have achieved together with SAVE

We have been cooperating with SAVE since 2016. During a speakers tour through German cities in autumn 2016, SAVE staff member Mary Viyakula reported on the harrowing fate of young women and girls in the Tamil Nadu spinning mills. SAVE suggested to launch the Tamil Nadu Alliance Initiative in 2016 as part of the Textiles Partnership. The aim is to systematically improve working conditions in the textile and garment industry in Tamil Nadu and thus for around 500,000 women and young girls.

In addition, we are working with SAVE on a project to combat violence against women at work as part of our campaign #Against Violence towards Women Textile Workers.

www.savengo.org | www.textilbuendnis.de

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