08 Aug '11, 7pm
Walmart, Target, Hanes, Macy's Linked to Jordan "Rape Factory"
Some of the biggest names in American retail have been linked to a Jordanian garment factory that allegedly rapes, tortures, and abuses its female workers, according to a report by the Institute of Global Labour and Human Rights . In a petition on Change.org , the human-rights organization accuses supervisors at Classic Factory, which supplies clothing to Walmart, Macy’s, Kohl’s, Hanes, and Land’s End, of sexually assaulting dozens of migrant workers from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, most of whom are virtually imprisoned. “We only went to Jordan to earn money to help our families,” says a young woman who goes by the name “Nazma” to protect her identity. “We had no idea that factory managers would rape so many of us young girls.”