Queen Rania: Please Tweet Your Support Jordan’s Female Factory Workers
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Queen Rania: Please Tweet Your Support Jordan’s Female Factory Workers

    1. Petition by

      Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights

Scores of young Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi female guest workers have been sexually abused, repeatedly raped and tortured, over the course of years, while sewing clothing for Wal-Mart, Hanes, Target, Macy's, Lands' End and other labels at the Classic Factory in Jordan.

Recently, victims of this sexual abuse have bravely come forward to describe their ordeals, detailing the brutality and ruthlessness of the factory managers. Many of these women have been promptly deported.

While activists are calling on these major companies to leverage their power to stop these atrocities, the companies have shown little interest in taking action.

As a passionate and dedicated advocate for women’s rights and empowerment and gender equity, we are asking Queen Rania al Abdullah of Jordan to use her position as Queen of Jordan to stop these atrocities. Women from around Jordan and the Middle East look to Queen Rania for leadership and representation. As an avid Twitter user with over 1.6 million followers, one simple Tweet from the Queen denouncing the abuse and calling for positive change could be the spark that puts a stop to them.

So please, Queen Rania, stand with these women in the Classics Factory in Jordan. Help give them a voice and the safety and protection they need.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,500 signatures
    2. AP: Rape case turns focus to Jordan's factory problems

      Sanal Kumar, the corrupt owner of the Classic sweatshop--where scores of young women guest workers from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have been raped by factory managers-blames U.S. unions and the state of Israel for his factories' problems!

    3. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Brianna Lopez MINNEAPOLIS, MN
      • almost 3 years ago

      I am signing this because what has happened at the Classic Factory in Jordan is a violation of human rights and ALL humans deserve basic human rights, one of which is to be treated with respect and dignity- all humans including women, who, despite what society's actions show, are humans too.

    • Jacqui Trevillian DIGGERS REST, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 3 years ago

      In many parts of the middle east, rape victims are actually arrested and charged for having sex outside of marriage, which is a crime in at least most (possibly all) of the Arab world, and also northern Africa

    • Sarah "Kit" Replogle ST. LOUIS, MO
      • almost 3 years ago

      While this single tweet may or may not be enough, it's a good start.

    • cathey desantis DETROIT, MI
      • almost 3 years ago

      It's the right thing to do.

    • Patricia Reid ST. BONAVENTURE,, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      No one has the right to misuse another.Justice is justice and salaries ought to be equal for the time and type of service. No one has the right to abuse, rape or kill another.


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