March is a great month for so many reasons – we move our clocks forward resulting in an extra hour of sunlight and the anticipation of the coming summer months. It’s also the month we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, National Panda Day and the Spring Equinox. While all of this is true, March has a different meaning to the billions of women around the world.
Recent developments in the United States and in various countries around the world have brought trade and human rights issues further into the spotlight. Below, we explore actions by US Customs & Border Protection (CBP), the Trump and Biden Administrations, U.S. Congress, as well as summarize initiatives to combat forced labor around the globe.