Giving Compass' Take:
• Global Citizen writes that Southern India Mills' Association (SIMA) has drafted guidelines to stop child labor exploitation and harassment in the garment industry. 
• Globally, 218 million children are engaged in labor of some kind. How can donors help support efforts to stop this? 

After pervasive reports of abuse, clothing factories in Southern India are being asked to enforce new labor standards to safeguard the rights of teenage workers, according to Al Jazeera.

The new standards will prevent factories from assigning teenage workers to overnight shifts, limit daily shifts to no more than nine hours, and allow teenagers to take time off during their periods.

"The idea is to help manufacturers understand how an employee should be treated, right from recruitment to retirement," Selvaraju Kandaswamy, secretary-general of the Southern India Mills' Association (SIMA), which drafted the guidelines, told Al Jazeera.

Read the full article about child labor in the garment industry by Joe McCarthy at Global Citizen