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23 March 2017
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Author: Frei Betto, Correio da Cidadania (Brazil)

“Educação de balcão”, 22 de março de 2017...

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21 March 2017

Brazil: Authorities investigate meat companies accused of selling tainted meat, including to schools, within corruption scheme; it includes companies comments

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20 March 2017
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20 March 2017
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20 March 2017
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Author: Darío Aranda, Página 12 (Argentina)

“Un informe de las Naciones Unidas subraya el daño de los plaguicidas-El impacto de los agrotóxicos”, 20 de marzo de 2017...

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15 March 2017

India: Consulting & IT firms took the leap before Maternity Benefit Amendment Bill 2016 passed in Council of States

Ministry of labour is taking initiaves to support women workforce in both the government and private sector. The union government is set to increase the maternity leave for women employed in private firms from the existing 12 weeks to 26 weeks. Women...

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15 March 2017

India: Maternity leave rule could worsen pregnancy discrimination

Author: Amrita Mukherjee, Asia Times

In a landmark bill passed on March 9 in the Lok Sabha, lower house of the Indian Parliament, maternity leave for women in the organized sector has been increased from 12 weeks to 26...Although even before the bill was passed companies such as Airtel...

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14 March 2017

Kenya: Metal Refinery (EPZ) sued for environmental pollution allegedly causing illness & deaths

The Centre for Justice Governance and Environmental Action has supported locals impacted by the lead-smelting operations of Metal Refinery (EPZ) to file a lawsuit seeking compensation. The complainants allege diverse impacts including death of loved...

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13 March 2017
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Author: Red Atacama

“Estudio reveló que exposición a relaves mineros causa daños pulmonares a niños de Chañaral”...

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12 March 2017

So. Africa: NGO lodges urgent court application on safeguarding of social grants beneficiaries; says Cash Paymaster Services has previously exploited the system & beneficiaries

The Black Sash Trust, represented by the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) lodged an urgent application with the Constitutional Court, asking the court to, among other things, have oversight of a new agreement between South African Social...

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