Tell Sears to Stop Rape and Torture of Young Women
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Sears Holdings Corporation and Lands' End

Tell Sears to Stop Rape and Torture of Young Women

    1. Petition by

      Bruce Taylor

      Elgin, IL

No human being should be subjected to the abhorrent working conditions that the workers at the Classics Garment Factory in Jordan face every day. With wide-spread accounts of rape, dating back to at least 2007, we are demanding that Sears admits to these cases and opens a full investigation that immediately results in the arrest of alleged serial rapist Anil Santha. In addition, we are demanding that Sears engages in productive talks with The Youth Labor Committee to put an end to such working conditions.

The workers at the Classic Garment Factory, and most likely thousands of other garment factories in the developing world, face rape and abuse daily. It is important to remember that the horrors of rape extend well beyond the action:

"The young women guest workers who are raped at Classic may be full of hurt and anger, but what can they do? If they speak out, they risk having their names publicly known. If this happens, many, from traditional communities, could lose their chance to marry. Their fiancés will leave them. Their hopes of having a family and a decent life will be smashed. Even their parents may shun them. Rape victims are ostracized." Charles Kernaghan, Director, Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights

Enough is Enough! Help us put human rights above profit and end this disgusting and perverse violence!

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    • rebecca gonce NEWARK, DE
      • almost 3 years ago

      We know everyone at Sear's is just like us, decent, hard-working people. Whatever the reason for prior inaction, we now know for a fact that people - human beings like me and you - are being horribly abused, and YOU HAVE THE POWER TO STOP IT. Your inaction makes you just as responsible for this abuse. You are better than this.

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    • Deirdre Stoker LA CROSSE, WI
      • almost 3 years ago

      If corporations have the same rights as people, then they must be held accountable. If not, well, it's a tough economy. I won't be shopping at your stores.

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    • Dawn Leonard MAPLE VALLEY, WA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Shameful!!!! Good Bye Sears shopping until something is done and publicly announced!

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    • Yevgeniy Safronov FAR ROCKAWAY, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      "If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him; for God's temple is sacred, and you are that temple." 1 Corinthians 3:17

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    • Elizabeth F. ROUND ROCK, TX
      • almost 3 years ago

      I am not a customer either. Sears needs to make a change and do it now! Victims of rape should never be ostracized-it is the fault of the abuser (cowards!) and those cowards need to be punished and ostracized...NOW! I will spend my money elsewhere in the meantime.

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