The plight of women workers suffering from sexual abuse and rape at Jordan’s largest garment factory, Classic Fashion Apparel, has been occurring for several years now. The Classic Fashion Apparel factory produces labels for Wal-Mart, Hanes, Kohl’s, Target, and Macy’s…with Wal-Mart being the largest producer at Classic. According to the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights (IGLHR) there are over 4,000 foreign guest workers from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Egypt sewing garments at Classic for duty-free export to the U.S. The story of these women guest workers being sexually abused and raped over the years by their male managers, as well as suffering from physical punishment and deportation for refusing sexual advances, was first broken by Charles Kernaghan, Director of IGLHR, on June 9, 2011 as an alert titled ‘Sexual predators and serial rapists run wild at Wal-Mart supplier in Jordan’. The alert can be found at the following link: http://www.globallabourrights.org/alerts?id=0339
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