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WELCOME TO THE ARCHIVE (1994-2014) OF THE MAQUILA SOLIDARITY NETWORK. For current information on our ongoing work on the living wage, women's labour rights, freedom of association, corporate accountability and Bangladesh fire and safety, please visit our new website, launched in October, 2015:

Our Work in 2010

MSN promotes fair labour practices and respect for labour and women's rights through several interconnected strategies, including intensive work with partners in the South and advocacy, engagement and campaigning at the international level:


  • Strengthening Southern Voices: MSN works with Southern partners to strengthen their capacity to document worker rights abuses and effectively engage with and pressure companies and government to respect worker rights.

2010 Highlights: Strengthening Southern Voices


  • Facilitating South / South Exchange: MSN promotes exchange and collaboration among our Southern partners through information exchange, workshops and multi-stakeholder forums. 

2010 Highlights: Facilitating South/South Exchange


  • Advocacy: MSN facilitates dialogue between our Southern partners and international brands in order to push the brands to find solutions to problems in their supplier factories. 

2010 Highlights: Advocacy


  • Engagement: MSN works with individual companies and multi-stakeholder groups at the international level to identify and promote industry-wide solutions to systemic problems and to promote both voluntary and regulatory approaches to reverse the "race to the bottom." 

2010 Highlights: Engagement


  • Campaigning: MSN promotes solidarity with workers in global supply chains struggling to win improved wages and working conditions.

2010 Highlights: Campaigning