Ask Wal-Mart to Stop Sexual Abuses in Its Supplier in Jordan
Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights
We are horrified and deeply outraged that scores of young women guest workers from Sri Lanka are being sexually abused and repeatedly raped while sewing clothing for Wal-Mart at your supplier factory, Classic Fashion, in Jordan. At least one rape victim was tortured: She told us her assailant violently bit her, leaving scars all over her body. Rape victims who become pregnant are fired and forcibly deported to Sri Lanka. Workers who refuse the sexual advances of Classic managers are also beaten and threatened with deportation. Classic supervisors routinely beat the women, throw garments in their faces, and grope and fondle the young women to force them to meet excessive mandatory production goals. This cruel treatment has been going on for years. No one in the United States will tolerate such abuse.