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23 October 2016

Jordan: Lack of day-care services responsible for gender employment gap

Author: Yacoub Basel Shomali, 7iber (Jordan)

A Case for Daycare Services at the Workplace...

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20 October 2016

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova urges international sporting organizations & corporate sponsors to act to prevent human rights abuses

Author: The Huffington Post

"Martina Navratilova: Sports governing bodies must take responsibility for human rights", 13 October 2016...

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  • Related companies: FIFA
19 October 2016

USA: Class action lawsuit against Microsoft alleges gender discrimination over former employee evaluation system

Author: Matt Day, The Seattle Times (USA)

"Judge allows gender-bias case against Microsoft to go ahead", 17 Oct 2016...

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18 October 2016

UK: Employees sue Tesco for alleged age discrimination in disproportional pay cuts for over 40s

Author: Gwyn Topham, Guardian (UK)

"Tesco workers take company to court over alleged discrimination", 16 Oct 2016...

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14 October 2016

Japan: Married women have no right to use their original surname at work


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10 October 2016

Nicaragua: Human Rights & Business Country Guide; issues include human rights defenders & afro descendent & indigenous peoples´ rights

Author: Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) & the Nicaraguan Union for Corporate Social Responsibility Union (UNIRSE)

“Human Rights and Business Country Guide”, 1 Oct 16...

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10 October 2016

Tax avoidance by corporations perpetuates gender inequality, according to policy group

Author: Veronica Grondona, CCC; Nicole Bidegain Ponte, DAWN; & Corina Rodríguez Enriquez, DAWN

"Curbing Illicit Financial Flows and dismantling secrecy jurisdictions to advance women’s human rights", 20 Apr 2016...

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Company response
7 October 2016

BP response

Author: BP

As explained in a response to Mr. Avery on this topic in 2014, BP’s policy is that we do not use BP funds or resources to support any political candidate or party. We recognize the rights of our employees to participate in the political process. For...

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7 October 2016

USA: Govt. agency sue McDonald's for allegedly failing to adequately address sexual harassment complaints

Author: Jana Kasperkevic, Guardian (USA)

"Workers to protest at McDonald's stores across US over sexual harassment claims", 5 Oct 2016...

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3 October 2016

Belarus Country Guide on Human Rights and Business

Author: Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) & Belarusian Helsinki Committee

"Human Rights and Business Country Guide: Belarus"...

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