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13 July 2004

[PDF] Research on Working and Living Conditions of Women in Export Processing Zones (EPZ) and Sweatshops in Indonesia - Report

Author: Sudwind Institute & UCM Jakarta (Urban Community Mission)

[Research focusing] on advanced monitoring of the working and living conditions of Indonesian female workers in Export Processing Zones (EPZ) and sweatshop factories. [refers to PT. Detta Marina Cimanggis, PT. Dwi Sukses, PT. Panarup, PT. Goldindo...

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7 July 2004

100 Workers' Lives At Risk [Ghana]

Author: George Kyei Frimpong, Ghanaian Chronicle

About 100 workers of a plastic manufacturing company [Shifa Plastic Ghana Limited] in Accra are being virtually holed up in the factory without any safety measures, risking their lives in the event of fire outbreak.

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1 June 2004

Co-op America's Retailer Scorecard

Author: Co-op America

[W]e've gone around the world with eight major players in America's retail landscape, looking at recent high-profile sweatshop abuses in their factories, and we've summarized their involvement in the accompanying chart. [refers to Federated Department...

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1 April 2004

Mining a sacred land [Indonesia]

Author: Abigail Abrash Walton, in Human Rights Dialogue

[T]he experience of the Kamoro and Amungme of Papua with Louisiana-based Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold provides one of the best-documented examples of the fundamental linkages between the natural environment and basic human rights. [also refers...

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1 April 2004

Sudan dam will drown cultural treasures, destroy Nile communities

Author: Ali Askouri, president of Leadership Office of the Hamadab Affected People - in World Rivers Review, reprinted in Sudan Tribune [based in France]

The Merowe Dam, proposed for the Nile in Northern Sudan, demonstrates how not to plan and build a dam in the post-World Commission on Dams era...It will displace more than 50,000 people...have far-reaching environmental consequences, and inundate a...

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19 February 2004

Amnesty Urges Irish Company to Explain Its Role on Israeli Fence/Wall

Author: Amnesty International Irish Section

...Amnesty International has called on the Irish-based Cement Roadstone Holdings [CRH] to clarify its position in relation to the construction of the fence/wall, which violates international law and contributes to grave human rights violations. [also...

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2 October 2003

Chinese Girls' Toil Brings Pain, Not Riches

Author: Joseph Kahn, New York Times

[describes labour abuses & sweatshop conditions at Daxu Cosmetics factory] Court cases involving unpaid wages, illegal contracts and life-threatening working conditions are common...Officials rarely punish factory owners for labor abuses, and...

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19 September 2003

Dubai: Migrant Workers at Risk - World Bank should promote treaty to protect migrants

Author: Human Rights Watch

The World Bank should help end the exploitation and abuse of migrant workers in the Persian Gulf and beyond, Human Rights Watch said as the international financial institution prepares to hold its annual meetings in Dubai. In a letter to President Jim...

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2 January 2003

EEOC sues Pickle Manufacturing Company for discrimination against workers from India [USA]

Author: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Low Wages, Mistreatment, Harsh Living Conditions Lead to Federal Suit on Behalf of Immigrants - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that it has filed an employment discrimination lawsuit against the John Pickle...

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5 January 2015

Malaysia: Report details plight of migrant workers facing indentured servitude in electronics industry

Author: AFP, Daily Mail

“No escape for those stuck in Malaysian 'forced labour'”, 28 December 2014...

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