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Announcing the 2016 Labor Rights Defenders Awards 

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur 
for her advocacy to eliminate child labor in agriculture and
to protect workers’ rights in global trade agreements;
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
for their deep commitment to justice for all workers; and
Human Rights Defenders In Uzbekistan
including Dmitry Tihonov, Elena Urlaeva, and Uktam Pardaev, for their leadership, bravery,
and dedication to ending the state-run system of forced labor in the cotton sector in Uzbekistan.
Celebrating ILRF's 30th Anniversary
ILRF’s founders came together in 1986 to put human rights conditionality on U.S. trade policy. Ever since, we have advocated, tested and frequently won policy reforms to protect workers’ rights.  Yet those government and industry reforms are only effective when workers can speak out and demand their rights.
Please join us this year to honor the bravery and dedication of international leading worker rights advocates as we celebrate ILRF’s 30th Anniversary. 

Jules Bernstein
Markley Roberts

Can't join us on May 12th in Washington, DC?

Please show your support for ILRF's 30th anniversary with a gala sponsorship or a tax-deductible donationIf you have any questions, please contact Marian Manapsal at marian@ilrf.org. 
All donations support the International Labor Rights Forum.


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