Sweatshop labour

Other Names:
Extraterritorial sweatshop factories
Maquila ships
Sweatshop factory ships

The word "maquila" comes from the Spanish verb "maquilar" which means to assemble. "Maquila ships" are extraterritorial factories, where workers live and work without breaks in the day for long periods. These types of activities are bordering on "new forms of slavery" and constitute flagrant violations of workers, rights and individual human rights.

Broader Problems:
Inadequate working conditions
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
10.09.2021 – 17:31 CEST