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27 July 2014

Japan: In 2013 only 7.5% of managers in the private sector were women

[English summary of original Japanese article, provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre].  11 years ago, the Japanese government announced a goal of 30% female representation in managerial positions. The reality remains far behind: as...

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27 July 2014

Japan: Need to ensure better representation of women in managerial positions

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Article
25 July 2014

USA: Twitter acknowledges lack of women & minorities in its workforce & vows "to change its ways”

Author: Associated Press

"Twitter is latest tech company to acknowledge a shortage of women, black, Latino workers", 23 Jul 2014...

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23 July 2014
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Author: Carlos A. Franco (La República - Colombia)

"Discriminación y acoso laboral a población Lgbt" - 16 de julio de 2014 ...

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22 July 2014

Academics argue US Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision over contraception coverage violates anti-discrimination law

Author: Alexandra Brodsky & Elizabeth Deutsch, in Bloomberg View

"How Civil-Rights Law Could Overturn Hobby Lobby", 21 Jul 2014...

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20 July 2014

Bahrain: Labour Minister set up an Equal Opportunities Unit "EOU"

Author: Bahrain News Agency (Bahrain)

Labour Minister Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan issued a ministerial edict stipulating the formation of the Equal Opportunities Unit "EOU" in the Ministry of Labour in compliance with the Civil Service Bureau (CSB)'s Instruction No.: 4/2014... in...

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20 July 2014

Saudi Arabia: Number of Saudi women employed in private sector doubles

Author: Habib Toumi, Gulf News, (Bahrain)

The number of Saudi women employed in the private sector almost doubled in one year to reach 400,000 last year, an official report (prepared by the labour ministry) has indicated. The meteoric rise from 48,406 women in 2009 to 100,000 in 2011 and 200...

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Report
16 July 2014

Business & human rights discussion needs to focus more on women's rights, says report

Author: Ama Marston, Marston Consulting

"Women, Business and Human Rights: A background paper for the UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women in Law and Practice", 7 Mar 2014 ...

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10 July 2014
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Author: Alexia Eychenne, L'Express (France)

« Discrimination: pourquoi le CV anonyme ne règle pas tout », 9 juillet 2014...

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9 July 2014

NGO report links privatisation of education to gender discrimination

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