World Bank Supports Uzbekistan in Spite of Forced Labor


A recent protest by Walk Free and the International Labor Rights Forum was aimed at revealing that the World Bank Supports Uzbekistan with $500 million although that government is using “systematic forced labor” in their cotton industry…

Activists protested outside the World Bank headquarters in D.C. on International Human Rights Day as workers headed home. They looked on as artist Robin Bell lit up the building with striking images.

Alex Monroe is the Senior Campaigns Manager, who later said: “The projection drew lots of interest and I was pleased to have the opportunity to educate people about the truth behind Uzbekistan’s agricultural industry – that it is underpinned by modern slavery and financed by World Bank funding.”

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