Investor Briefing on Turkmen Cotton Sector and YESS: Yarn Ethically & Sustainably Sourced--Ending Forced Labor in Turkmenistan’s Cotton Sector
Friday, February, 8th 2019Coffee and Light Breakfast: 9:30amProgram: 10am - 12pmNetworking will follow
Office of The Nathan Cummings Foundation475 Tenth Avenue, Fourteenth FloorNew York, NY 10018
Please join us to learn about the prevalence of forced labor in the cotton fields of Turkmenistan. We will be joined in-person by Ruslan Myatiev, one of the leading human rights activists for the people of Turkmenistan, and Editor of the website Alternative Turkmenistan News, based in the Netherlands. Turkmenistan has one of most oppressive government regimes in the world and it is a leading producer of cotton. Ruslan will go in depth about the work he has been doing to end this trend.
Patricia Jurewicz, Founder and Vice President of Responsible Sourcing Network, will share about solutions that are being implemented to address the abuses in Turkmenistan. This work builds off of the impactful and collaborative approach investors, corporations, and human rights defenders have taken to address forced labor of children and adults in Uzbekistan.
Investors will walk away with an in-depth understanding of the human rights violations in Turkmenistan, and will be equipped with talking points and specific asks they can use in their corporate dialogues to address the problem.
If you will be in New York City on Feb. 8, please take advantage of this opportunity to interact face-to-face with Ruslan and Patricia. However, if you can’t join us in person, a video link can be provided to you. Feel free to pass this on!
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