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11 July 2017

Jordan: Report examines barriers to inclusion of Syrian refugees in labour market

Author: Better Work, ILO, IFC

As the conflict in Syria enters its sixth year, Jordan continues to shoulder a disproportionate refugee burden as it hosts 2.7 million refugees, making it the second largest refugee-hosting country per inhabitants in the world. Jordan has opened its...

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Article
11 July 2017

Phil Bloomer discusses the importance of business allies for human rights defenders in interview with Raoul Wallenberg Institute

Author: Malin Oud, Raoul Wallenberg Institute (Sweden)

"Human Rights Defenders Depend on Allies They Can Gain in Business", 4 Jul 2017...

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Report
5 June 2017

Jobs make the difference: Expanding economic opportunities for Syrian refugees & host communities

Author: United Nations Development Programme, Regional Development & Protection Programme, World Food Programme, Int. Labor Organization

The goal of this report is to provide pragmatic, empirically grounded evidence to support efforts by these three key actors—host nations, the international donor community and  the private sector—to achieve this  ambitious political goal of creating 1...

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Report
5 June 2017

Jordan: Better Work 2017 report finds forced labour, abuses of freedom of association & health & safety commonplace in garment factories

Author: Better Work Jordan

"Annual Report 2017: Better Work Jordan", 16 Feb 2017...

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Article
9 May 2017

Jordan: Govt., EU & ILO launch EU-Jordan Compact pilot project to facilitate trade & create jobs for both Syrian refugees & Jordanians

Author: Laila Azzeh, Jordan Times

"Pilot project to reduce unemployment launched"...

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Story
30 April 2017

Philippines: Sein Together garment factory union alleges violation of right to organise; Tesco, one of reported buyers, responds

Partido Manggagawa alleges in this report that Sein Together International violated its workers' right to organise through acts of harassment and management interference. The factory reportedly company supplies garments to Tesco....

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Article
10 April 2017

Commentary: Why jobs in special economic zones won't solve the problems facing the world's refugees

Author: Heaven Crawley, The Conversation (UK)

...two Oxford professors, Alexander Betts and Paul Collier, are calling on politicians to harness "the remarkable opportunities of globalisation" to reorient the refugee system away from humanitarian assistance and towards development...One of the ...

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Article
8 March 2017

El Salvador: NGO denounces labour abuses of female workers by apparel brands producing in special economic zones

Author: Iñaki Makazaga, El País (Spain)

 “There’s exploitation behind every piece of clothing made in El Salvador”, 7 Mar 17...

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Article
7 March 2017

Thailand: Natl. Human Rights Commissioner examines Thai companies’ cross-border operations in Myanmar for human rights abuses

Author: Su Phyo Win, Myanmar Times

“NHRC looks into cross-border rights violations”, 6 Mar 2017...

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Article
28 February 2017

Myanmar should halt development of special economic zones until intl. human rights laws & standards are met, says Intl. Commission of Jurists in new report

Author: International Commission of Jurists

“Myanmar: amend Special Economic Zones Law to protect human rights – new ICJ report”, 27 Feb 2017...

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