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Three years since a military coup overthrew Myanmar's civilian government, fashion brands and retailers still source from the southeast Asian nation despite persistent evidence of flagrant worker rights violations.

Despite many public statements regarding commitments to withdraw or implement heightened due diligence, 2022 saw Myanmar apparel exports to the European Union, United States and Japan hit record levels.

Within a perpetually volatile climate, the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) continues to monitor abuses of garment workers in the nation via its dedicated allegations tracker.

In this video, Natalie Swan, BHRRC's Labour Rights Programme Manager, discusses the past, present and future issues facing the country's apparel sector in attempting to protect some of the worst paid and most downtrodden workforces on the planet.


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