English / Bahasa I always hope that Adidas consumers will think more about the issues faced by the people who make the shoes that they wear. Don’t just be influenced by the sports shoes advertisements that emphasise luxury, wealth, strength and quality. Instead try to look behind the scenes at the workers who make those […]
It took a six-hour drive through rice fields and lush forests, a few 4wd tracks and a boat trip on the Mekong River, for my first chance to witness the impacts of Oxfam’s work in Kratie Province, rural Cambodia.
From sportswear factories to domestic work overseas, read Sewani’s accounts of her past employment experiences. Short-term contracts Life as an overseas migrant worker Ups and downs of overseas domestic work Impressions from abroad Back to the factory floor Workplace worries Bitter ironies Short-term contracts After graduating from high school I followed in my mother’s footsteps […]
Read the life story of Sewani* , a 24 year old Indonesian footwear worker. You can follow Sewani’s blog here. Photo: OxfamAUS My story so far My name is Sewani. I am 24-years-old. I work in a factory producing a famous brand of sports shoes in an industrial district of Indonesia, not far from the […]
This week’s federal budget was encouraging with the Government restating its commitment to increase Australia’s overseas aid spending to 0.5% of Gross National Income (GNI) by 2015.
English / Bahasa Producing sports shoes in the factory I earn about $140 (AUD) per month. Most of this income (80%) I hand over to my mother so that she can cover our household expenses and schooling for my younger brother and sisters. I don’t have any personal savings. My family that is my savings! […]