International Labor Rights Forum

Daewoo: Stop supporting slavery in Uzbekistan!

Daewoo International Corporation is unabashedly profiting from forced labor in Uzbekistan, where the government mobilizes more than a million men, women and children each year to harvest cotton. Eleven people died in the latest harvest, including Amirbek Rakhmatov, a 6-year-old boy who accompanied his mother to the field.

Daewoo must stop purchasing Uzbek cotton until the International Labor Organization can confirm the government of Uzbekistan has dismantled this forced labor system. Daewoo should use its decades-long relationship with the government to publically urge the end of this abominable practice.