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2 July 2020

COVID-19 fallout leaves women workers especially vulnerable & risks regression in workplace gender equality, says ILO

Author: Larry Elliott, The Guardian

“Progress on gender equality at risk from COVID-19 jobs crisis, says ILO”, 30 June 2020...

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30 June 2020
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Author: Diario Responsable

“Una llamada a la integración del colectivo LGTBI en las empresas” – 25 de junio de 2020...

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29 June 2020

Nestlé's KitKat drops Fairtrade commitment, set to impact 27,000 cocoa & sugar farmers in Ivory Coast, Fiji & Malawi

On 23 June 2020, Nestlé's KitKat was criticised for dropping its long-standing Fairtrade certification on chocolate bars in the UK and Ireland. The move was described as "profoundly disappointing". There are mounting fears that 27,000 small-scale coco...

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29 June 2020

Uganda Consortium on Corporate Accountability's guide on how businesses & govt. can protect labour rights during Covid-19 pandemic

Author: Uganda Consortium on Corporate Accountability

"Ensuring Protection and Promotion of Labour Rights during the Covid-19 Pandemic" ...

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26 June 2020

Gilead, AIDS Healthcare Foundation & access to medicines - 2011

AIDS Healthcare Foundation has recently raised concerns about the impacts of Gilead Sciences' pricing for HIV/AIDS drugs on US state drug assistance programmes for the poor:...

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24 June 2020

As govts. respond to COVID-19 fallout, progressive taxation could directly address economic inequalities, says CESR

Author: Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR)

“Recovering rights: Progressive tax measures to realise rights (Topic 3)”, 15 June 2020...

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17 June 2020

Companies must honour intl. standards to counter impacts on gender equality & sexual health rights, says DFPA report

Author: The Danish Family Planning Association

“Gender equality and the right to health: A guideline for business”, June 2020...

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17 June 2020

Cooperation between building owners, contractors & tenants is vital in protecting cleaners' rights, suggest surveys

Author: Shelley Marshall & Carla Chan Unger (RMIT University), via The Conversation

“You better hope your work cleaner is one of the few who has time to do a thorough job”,  9 June 2020...

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16 June 2020

USA: Landmark Supreme Court decision rules that employers cannot discriminate against LGBTQ+ workers

On 15 July 2020, the US Supreme ruled that employers who terminate workers' employment on account of their sexual orientation or gender identity are in breach of civil rights laws. The case centred on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which b...

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11 June 2020

UNICEF & NBIM urge integration of child rights in garment & footwear companies' responsible sourcing programmes

Author: UNICEF & Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM)

“Children’s rights in the garment and footwear supply chain: A practical tool for integrating rights into responsible sourcing framework”, June 2020...

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