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26 May 2015

Bangladesh: Hugo Boss responds to allegations of exploitative labour conditions at supplier factories

In May 2015 the German fashion company Hugo Boss was confronted at its annual general meeting over allegations of exploitative labour conditions in its suppliers' textile factories in Bangladesh.  Dr. Gisela Burckhardt, author of a book on the textile...

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25 May 2015

Study finds mining and agriculture activities threaten Ghana's water MDG goals; negatively impact communities' access to water, health

Author: Spy

'Mining activities threaten Ghana's water MDG results', 25 May 2015: While the government of Ghana works…to meet the MDGs on universal water coverage, the activities of mining firms make surface water on which most communities depend unwholesome......

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22 May 2015

Study analyses impact of sustainability certifications on working conditions at farms

Author: Sanne van der Wal & Fleur Scheele, SOMO (Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations)

Increasingly popular and widely implemented sustainability certification schemes like Rainforest Alliance or UTZ Certified aim to improve the working conditions of workers on farms in developing countries producing food for Western markets. New...

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21 May 2015

USA: American Civil Liberties Union pushes for investigation into Hollywood's alleged systematic gender discrimination

Author: Lorena O'Neil, Hollywood Reporter (USA)

"Government Agencies Reviewing ACLU's Allegations About Hollywood Gender Discrimination", 20 May 2015...

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21 May 2015

Japan: Only 12.9 percent of women want to advance to managerial positions

According to a survey of non-managerial staff conducted by a Japanese thinktank, only 12.9 percent of women are interested in advancing to managerial positions, compared with 40.3 percent of men. 27.1 percent of women, compared with only 18.7 percent...

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20 May 2015
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Author: Alexia Eychenne, L'Express (France)

« Action de groupe contre les discriminations: pour punir ou prévenir? », 19 mai 2015...

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19 May 2015

Cannes Film Festival accused of gender discrimination after rejecting women from red-carpet for not wearing high heels

Author: Andreas Wiseman, Screen Intl.

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18 May 2015
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Author: El Tribuno.info

“Las empresas de ómnibus deberán tener un 30% de choferes mujeres”, 19 de Mayo de 2015...

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18 May 2015

USA: Wal-Mart Settles Sex Discrimination Suit

Author: David Lee, Courthouse News Service (USA)

Wal-Mart settled a gender discrimination lawsuit from a former named plaintiff in Betty Dukes' class action that sought to certify 1.5 million female employees. Stephanie Odle, of Lubbock, was an original plaintiff in Dukes v. Wal-Mart. The U.S....

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15 May 2015

UK: Law firm Allen & Overy launches programme to support women's return to law profession after extended career break

Author: Monidipa Fouzder, Law Society Gazette (UK)

"Magic circle firm’s ‘UK first’ for women lawyers returning to work", 1 May 2015...

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