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Civil society urges African Union to address structural inequalities & impacts on women in COVID-19 response
Author: African Feminism; 300+ civil society signatories
“African feminist post-COVID-19 economic recovery statement - [joint letter to African Union Special Envoys]”, 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...
- Related in-depth areas: Gender, Business & Human Rights
Global Labor Justice publishes report on advancing gender justice in Asian fast-fashion supply chains in wake of covid-19 pandemic
Author: Global Labor Justice
“Advancing Gender Justice on Asian Fast Fashion Supply Chains Post COVID-19”, June 2020...
- Related in-depth areas: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak: Supply chain workers Gender, Business & Human Rights
Columnist says meaningful investment consultation may not be possible without endangering communities' safety
Author: Sam Szoke-Burke, in Thomas Reuters Foundation
"Land and resource investment consultations in the time of COVID-19: The hazards of pressing on" ...
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...
Commentary: Govts & businesses can improve working women's wellbeing through actions based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
Author: Golda Benjamin (Business & Human Rights Resource Centre) & Kalayaan Constantino (Oxfam in Asia)
"Women at work deserve better from governments and businesses"...
Somalia: Cultural norms & gender discrimination blocking women from venturing into male-dominated fishing industry
Author: Moulid Hujale, The Guardian
"'Men don't trust we're strong enough': Somali women push into fish industry"...
India: SEWA Bharat releases report titled "Gendered Precarity in the Lockdown"; findings show stark pay disparities and underrepresentation of women workers
Author: SEWA Bharat
"Gendered precarity in the lockdown: what the lockdown shows us about the precarity of women workers", May 2020...
- Related in-depth areas: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak
Europe: Women’s Link Worldwide, Amnesty & IPPF outline measures to protect rights of women & girls during & after COVID-19 pandemic
Author: Women’s Link Worldwide, Amnesty International & International Planned Parenthood Federation
“Europe: Millions of women and girls facing increasing discrimination, insecurity and violence amidst COVID-19”, 26 May 2020...
- Related in-depth areas: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak: Government & business response Gender, Business & Human Rights
Short & long-term impacts of COVID-19 on garment supply chain workers should be mitigated by the big brands, says AFWA report
Author: Asia Floor Wage Alliance
“The emperor has no clothes: Garment supply chains in the time of pandemic -Issue: II”, May 2020...
- Related in-depth areas: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak: Government & business response