Gender Education, Research and Technologies Foundation (GERT) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, acting in public interest and in line with the international law to which Bulgaria is party.
This is an EU funded project with 18 partners – 15 organizations from 12 EU countries and 3 organizations from Asia. The project started on January 1st 2015 and will be run to the end of 2017. The leading partner of the consortium is Sudwind Austria. GERT is the Bulgarian partner. (...)
Fit for Fair is a three-year project aiming at raising awareness on the conditions in the garment industry in less developed countries. It comes as a tool for bridging the cultural gap in the ideas for decent labour in the north and south poles of the European Union and in third countries. (...)
On 1 May 2015 the EU bans leather products that exceed a critical value of Chromium VI. This is an important step to protect the European consumers from harmful leather products. But the regulation does not protect people working in tanneries and shoe factories. Therefore, the new Campaign ‘Change your Shoes’ aims to improve the social and ecological conditions in the shoe and leather industry. In addition, there is a need for greater transparency in the way consumers are informed on products they buy and wear (...)
The Vienna + 20 Action Week took place in Vienna from June 24 to 28th as an anniversary of the 1993 Second World Conference on Human Rights. The main focus of the variety of events was on strengthening the human rights movement on a universal scale. (...)