ETI is a leading alliance of trade unions, NGOs and businesses, working together to advance human rights in global supply chains. We convene and collaborate with key stakeholders to improve business transparency and accountability and bring about positive change. ETI’s vision is a world of work that protects human rights, ensures dignity for all, provides opportunity and is free of exploitation and abuse.
The UN Guiding Principles on the Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) explain the duties and responsibilities of State and businesses in addressing adverse related human rights impacts. Spread across 31 foundational and operational principles. Access to effective remedy is a core component of the UNGPs. The UNGPs envisage the following three types of mechanisms to provide access to effective remedy in business-related human rights abuses: state-based judicial mechanisms, state-based non-judicial grievance mechanisms, and non-state-based grievance mechanisms.
The Sustainable Textile Initiative: Together for Change (STITCH) project aims to work collectively to influence the policies and practices of key actor groups of the garment industry. One of major component of the programme is to strengthen existing and initiate new systems of grievance redressal mechanism, which supports the work towards upholding workers’ rights and dignity in the garment sector.
Scope of work
The broader scope of this workstream is to develop a framework with the reference to Pillar 3 based on the UNGPs and insights from the National Action Plan (if released) in Indian garment industry context. The primary activity entails mapping various approaches and ideas around establishing grievance mechanisms for the garment sector and explore further on the way ahead to realise an industry level, functional, effective grievance system in participatory and consultative manner. The outcome of this activity is expected to feed into creating a sectoral guideline on access to remedy in Indian context. The process will include a study and a series of consultation with different stakeholders’ groups, subject matter experts and relevant actors from the industry. Please refer to the attached brief for more details.
Organisations are requested to submit an expression of interest (not more than 5 pages), which is to include: brief outline of the proposed methodology, work plan with timeline, project team composition and proposed budget. Please submit your expression of interested by 16 September 2022, 17:00 IST.
How to apply
Please send the proposal (in PDF format) to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line “Proposal on Access to Remedy”.