Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) aims to improve working conditions in the global garment industry, and to this aim engages in lobby, advocacy, campaigning and awareness raising targeting all stakeholders involved throughout the ready-made-garment supply chains. In its five-year global strategic framework the CCC network has committed to joint actions on the key issues of wages, occupational health and safety and stable employment relationships. Freedom of association and gender are at the core of these issues. Freedom of association is fundamental to bargain collectively and to advance occupational health and safety, increase wages, ensure full employment relationships and end discrimination. A thorough understanding of how gender shapes the experiences of women garment workers and perpetuates patterns of exploitation, needs to be at the basis of bottom-up worker organising, participation and bargaining. In this program, CCC will work with partners in key garment producing countries to support their lobby and advocacy work to increase the national minimum wage levels and implement minimum wage legislation. In the context of national wage struggles CCC will pressure brands and retailers to increase wages throughout the entire supply chains to a living wage level. CCC will lobby MSIs to put in place mechanisms to require from companies to provide time-bound progress on the implementation from living wages in their supply chains. CCC will work with partners in key garment producing countries to pressure governments to enforce better national and international regulations on Occupational Health and Safety and access to remedy, of workers’ safety. The CCC will strengthen the network with National and Global Unions, NGOs to pressure companies to realize effective OHS programs involving unions and workers. Capacity building of unions and federations in Bangladesh focus on identifying gender based abuses and violences at work, family and society; at Bangladesh factory level trade unions and their federations in organising, representation, negotiation and lobby work. Unions and labour NGOs from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and India will have the opportunity to learn key lessons from the implementation of the Bangladesh Accord at a Asia level meeting CCC will engage in lobby and advocacy to ensure the use of precarious work arrangements in the global supply chain (short-term or fixed-duration contracts, part-time, casual and seasonal work, apprenticeships, 'sumangali' schemes etc.) is regulated. As a result of this work, Southern organisations will be provided with knowledge and capacity building on precarious work arrangements, protection when defending rights in concrete cases of abuse of contracts, and increased space to engage in lobby and advocacy at supply chain, national and global level. In 2016 the CCC together with Global Unions, National Federations and labour NGOs will form National and Global coalitions and improve strategies to campaign and pressure governments to take punitive actions to end attacks on trade union organisers and violation of freedom of association rights. CCC will begin to support trainings to strengthen the capacity of unions and federations in organising, transforming into truely independent, democratic unions, include, empower, mobilize and represent the women workers, migrant workers, and workers employed on non-standard contracts. Governments, EU, ILO and other bodies will be pressured to focus on garment supply chain and freedom of association violations. Mutual capacity on freedom of association campaigning will be developed. CCC will focus on developing an international lobby advocacy strategy on Freedom of Association along with Bangladesh Unions and Global Unions and labour rights organisations. Jointly with partners CCC will target international and regional economic forums and lobby at relevant events (OECD, EU Flagship on the Garment industry, Dutch government/EU presidency, International Labour Conference 2016) to support wage increases, and improved OHS prevention laws and enforcement mechanisms; to establish permanent mechanisms to access full and fair compensation and remedy; to achieve a meaningful interpretation of 'due diligence' and discredit the commercial social auditing system; to highlight the CCC agenda on stable, full and long-term employment; and to support a call to ban sandblasting globally. CCC will work with governments when key partners are directly calling for governmental support or engaging in negotiations and actions that require support from third countries (eg European governments in countries where a national CCC is established), and in cases of attacks on labour activists, union organisers and leaders in the context of the EU guidelines for protection of HRDs. In 2016 the CCC will work with the Dutch ministry, specifically DDE, around the Living Wage conference that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and their German counterparts organize in Islamabad. Enforceable brand agreements are negotiated with companies (brands and retailers) that have a responsibility for working conditions and workers' rights in their supply chains. The agreements deal with a 'root-cause' issue that is relevant for the local context. CCC will work with partners in key garment producing countries to empower them to negotiate directly with brands and retailers to sign Enforceable Brand Agreements including wage clauses, and will push brands and retailers producing in Asian and Eastern European garment producing countries to take interim steps (such as interim wage payments) to increase wages towards living wage benchmarks, including the Asia Floor Wage. To ensure implementation of the Bangladesh Accord, with a strong focus on the establishment of the OHS Committees in the Accord listed factories, CCC will strategically collaborate with GUFs, Bangladesh Unions and partners to work within and outside the Accord Steering Committee meetings. In Indonesia CCC will support the implementation of the FoA Protocol. CCC will develop and run campaigns to push companies to improve the observance of human and labour rights in their supply chains, and hold companies accountable for the implementation of prior commitments to improve safety and wages. Lobby and public pressure will continue on existing cases of fire & building safety: to ensure victims receive full compensation and remedy. CCC provides support to Human Rights Defenders in the garment industry through its urgent appeals work, with a focus on gender based violence cases, freedom of association violations, wage and severance payment and cases of building safety to sustain and broaden impact of past years. CCC will support partners to submit cases of rights violations with non-judicial grievance mechanisms (NJGM), in particular the Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Accord, as well as multistakeholder initiatives in the garment industry, the OECD, ILO and regional and global human rights mechanisms. Cases are brought to the attention to CCC through its urgent appeals system, and through engaging in NJGM effective remedy for garment workers and their organisations is sought as well as strengthening and improving the accessibility and effectiveness of the NJGMs used. CCC will support garment labour partners to work with international organisations, including OECD Watch, global unions and Human Rights organisations to submit cases to the ILO freedom of association commitee, National Contact Points (OECD) and UN bodies. CCC works on implementing a new network structure, which partly consists of establishing and developing Asian and European regional coalitions, regional coordinating bodies, working international groups and more. Our network development also focuses on improving and maintaining a communication and information sharing system within the network. We make sure that CCC and its partners have the increased skills, knowledge and network contacts to have gender issues fully integrated and executed in all activities, lobby and public outreach. Concretely, we will further develop a gender policy to be used throughout our network (which will also include a gender focus and gender specific language in our communication). We will continue our capacity building via courses, regional meetings, national exchanges between women worker leaders, exchanges between factory women workers and women worker leaders and more. Our focus on highlighting gender based violence in concrete labour rights violations cases, as well as supporting women leadership at workplace and national trade union/NGO level, contribute to gender inclusivity and equality.