Lack of Political Will or realization towards issue
Lack of political will or realization towards the issue is another key challenge that the GBF is addressing
in its efforts to eradicate bonded labor and exploitation. Despite the existence of laws and regulations to
protect workers’ rights, the lack of political will among policymakers and government officials often
undermines the enforcement of these laws.
This lack of political will can manifest in various ways. For example, policymakers may prioritize
economic growth over protecting workers’ rights, leading to a neglect of labor standards enforcement.
Alternatively, government officials may be complicit in allowing exploitative practices to continue by
turning a blind eye to labor violations or accepting bribes from employers.
The GBF recognizes that it is essential to create a sense of urgency and commitment among
policymakers and government officials to address the issue of bonded labor and exploitation. The
foundation does this by conducting advocacy and awareness-raising campaigns aimed at policymakers
and government officials, highlighting the human cost of bonded labor and exploitation and the benefits
of ensuring fair working conditions.
The GBF also engages in dialogue with government officials, policymakers, and other stakeholders to
build relationships and foster collaboration towards eradicating bonded labor and exploitation. By
creating partnerships and coalitions, the GBF can leverage the power of collective action to bring about
change and hold government officials accountable for their actions.
Overall, addressing the lack of political will or realization towards the issue of bonded labor and
exploitation is a critical component of the GBF’s work. Without political will and commitment from
government officials and policymakers, efforts to eradicate bonded labor and exploitation will be
incomplete and ineffective.