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15 July 2020

CIVICUS launches #StandAsMyWitness campaign to stop persecution of Human Rights Defenders

In time for the Nelson Mandela’s birth anniversary on the 18th of July, CIVICUS is launching the ‘Stand As My Witness’ campaign, calling for human rights defenders’ immediate release from jail and persecution, and for States, authorities and...

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15 July 2020

India: Indigenous rights activist Sudha Bharadwaj featured in CIVICUS' #StandAsMyWitness campaign

Author: CIVICUS

'Why you should #StandAsMyWitness', July 18, 2020...

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15 July 2020

Nicaragua: Woman Human Rights Defender María Esperanza Sánchez García featured in CIVICUS' #StandAsMyWitness campaign

Author: CIVICUS

'Why you should #StandAsMyWitness', July 18, 2020...

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15 July 2020

Philippines: Woman Human Rights Defender Teresita Naul featured in CIVICUS' #StandAsMyWitness campaign

Author: CIVICUS

'Why you should #StandAsMyWitness', July 18, 2020...

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14 July 2020

Ecuador: Indigenous Waorani win case, forcing Ecuadorian government to protect community against COVID-19

Author: Mongabay

“Court forces Ecuador government to protect Indigenous Waorani during COVID-19” – 26 June 2020...

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10 July 2020

USA: Supreme Court rules employers are not obligated to supply birth control access under health care plans, citing religious beliefs

Author: Nina Totenberg, NPR

"Supreme Court Undercuts Access To Birth Control Under Obamacare, " 8 Jul 2020...

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6 July 2020

Indonesia: Child smokers are easy target for the tobacco industry due to high exposure to cigarette advertising

Author: Tara Marchelin, Jakarta Globe

"Child Smokers Easy Target for Tobacco Industry: Ministry", 18 June 2020...

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6 July 2020

Malaysia: Migrant workers prone to COVID-19 due to "dangerous, dirty and difficult" working conditions as nation lifts lockdown

Author: Tashny Sukumaran, South China Morning Post

 "As Malaysia's coronavirus lockdown lifts, migrant workers return to dangers of life in '3D'", 7 July 2020...

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4 July 2020

Papua New Guinea: Ramu Nickel shareholder, Conic Metal, asked to respond on steps taken to investigate & remedy Basamuk Bay spill

Groups raise concerns about the environmental damage and potential health impacts of the Ramu nickel spill in Papua New Guinea's Basamuk Bay allegedly brought about by the operation of Ramu Nickel-Cobalt Operation, in which Conic Metal Corp. maintains...

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3 July 2020

ILO issues a brief on the impact of Covid-19 on workers in Jordan and Lebanon incl. recommendations

The International Labour Organization (ILO) and Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research (Oslo, Norway) have conducted a survey to assess the impact of covid-19 on Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan and Lebanon. The survey highlights...

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