#Human Rights
The Children's Place
United States of America

Based on eyewitness observations, we believe that The Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc. may be selling a greater percentage of goods from Burma than any other company in the United States.

From Earthrights International --

The military regime that took power in Burma in 1988 has perpetrated well-documented human rights abuses against Burmese citizens while crippling the country's economy and degrading the natural environment. Inspired by the success of economic strategies used to end apartheid in South Africa, human rights and environmental groups are calling for corporations and governments to cease doing business with Burma.

The United Nations Commission on Human Rights and other human rights groups have documented countless incidents of arbitrary executions, torture, rape, arbitrary detention, religious discrimination, and oppression of ethnic minorities by the military junta. Soldiers use forced labor from men, women, children, and the elderly to complete construction and agricultural projects; villagers are often forced to work as "porters," carrying ammunition and supplies for the military.

We, the undersigned, find it extremely cynical that a company like The Children's Place, that sells goods for children, would help to support Burma's military regime, which is notorious for its use of forced and bonded child labor. Until they stop selling goods from Burma, we call for a complete boycott of The Children's Place.

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The Boycott The Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc. petition to The Children's Place was written by Kellie and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.