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19 January 2020

Myanmar: Kirin's subsidiaries allegedly maintain business ties with Myanmar's military; company responds

The Guardian's article, "Australian craft beer brewer faces criticism over partnership with Myanmar military", alleges that Kirin’s business partnership with the Myanmar military “provides not only much-needed foreign currency for the isolated Myanmar...

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19 January 2020

Kirin's response

Author: Kirin

...Kirin shares the concerns of the international community regarding the serious questions being raised about human rights in Myanmar....

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Article
19 January 2020

New owner of New Belgium Brewing, Kirin's subsidiary Little Lion World Beverages criticised over partnership with Myanmar's military

Author: David Pred

"Australian craft beer brewer faces criticism over partnership with Myanmar military", 28 Dec 2019...

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13 January 2020

Italian National Fashion Chamber's 100 members adopt manifesto to improve racial and gender diversity

Author: Colleen Barry / AP, Time

"'We Saw There Is Disparity.' Italian Fashion World Adopts Diversity Agenda", 12 Jan 2020...

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13 January 2020

UK: Women still underrepresented in top jobs across all sectors, study finds

Author: Helen Pidd, The Guardian

Women are still vastly underrepresented in positions of power, with such slow progress being made in many sectors that the UK is still “generations away” from achieving equality, according to research....

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11 January 2020
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Author: Sibylle Laurent, LCI (France)

« Discrimination à l'embauche : pas de "name and shame" pour les entreprises épinglées ? », 8 janvier 2020...

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9 January 2020

Canada: Indigenous man and 12-year-old handcuffed at bank in suspected racial profiling incident; incl. comment from Bank of Montreal

Author: Angela Sterritt, CBC News

"Indigenous grandfather and 12-year-old handcuffed in front of Vancouver bank after trying to open an account", 9 January 2020...

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19 December 2019

USA: Federal study confirms racial bias of many facial-recognition systems, casts doubt on their expanding use

Author: Drew Harwell, Washington Post

Facial-recognition systems misidentified people of color more often than white people, a landmark federal study released... shows, casting new doubts on a rapidly expanding investigative technique widely used by law enforcement across the United States...

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18 December 2019

Chinese companies could unleash huge potentials to promote gender equality through responsible business practices

Author: Huang Zhong, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

In April 2019, a colleague and I conducted a two-week field study in Nepal to examine the social dimension of risks and opportunities linked to sustainable Chinese overseas investment… the research reveals that in spite of progress made in the legal...

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18 December 2019
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Author: 黄钟,企业责任资源中心

今年4月,我与一名同事前往尼泊尔进行了为期两周的实地调研,考察与可持续中国海外投资相关的社会风险和机遇… 我们的研究揭示尽管尼泊尔的国内法律和政策框架在性别平等议题上有所进步,植根于父权制度和社会规范的基于性别的歧视仍然根深蒂固,尼泊尔政府在保护妇女和女童免受多重和交叉的歧视方面作为仍有限,其也未能充分承认弱势妇女群体,如土著妇女的权利。...

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