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10 November 2019

Myanmar: CSOs urge Western Union to end its business relationship with a military-owned bank; company responds

An open letter report by 33 civil society organizations alleging that by having a business relationship with a military-owned bank in Myanmar, Western Union is supporting the military’s financial capacity. In turn, the open letter alleges that Western...

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10 November 2019

Myanmar: Western Union reportedly backs Myanmar’s military through its business relationship with military-owned bank

Author: 33 Civil Society Organizations

"Open letter to Western Union President and CEO Hikmet Ersek", 29 Oct 2019...

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Company response
10 November 2019

Western Union's response

Author: Western Union

…Western Union condemns human rights abuses, including human trafficking, human smuggling and any form of modern slavery....

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Article
6 November 2019

So. Africa: Employers have a legal obligation on employers to actively act against sexual harassment

Author: Sheena Swemmer, New Frame

‘Employers are liable for sexual harassment’...

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6 November 2019

Cambodia: Siem Reap Provincial Court sentences a US attorney to 30 months imprisonment over child sex abuses during his stay in Cambodia

Author: Brandon Meyer, Tampa Bay Times

"Tampa attorney convicted of child sex abuse in Cambodia", 5 November 2019...

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6 November 2019

Malawi: Customs and Border Protection issues withhold release order on tobacco from Malawi on allegations of forced labor

Author: Geneva Sands, CNN

'US suspends tobacco imports from Malawi over forced child labor allegations' 1 November 2019...

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Article
2 November 2019

Bangladesh: Government calls for repatriation of migrant worker after allegations of sexual assault by Saudi employers

Author: Special Correspondent, Al Jazeera

"'Sexual assaults': Bangladesh seeks worker's return from Saudi", 3 November 2019...

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Article
28 October 2019

Bahrain: F1 performs U-turn on human rights abuses to raise issue of detained activist with government; includes company comments

Author: Maya Oppenheim, The Independent (UK)

"Formula One pledges to raise 'rape and torture' of jailed activist with Bahraini authorities but refuses to bin race," 27 Oct 2019...

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28 October 2019

Germany: Sexual harassment at work on the rise, finds new study urging businesses to intervene

Author: Deutsche Welle

"Sexual harassment on the rise in German workplace: study", 25 October 2019...

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Article
26 October 2019

Cambodia: Govt. introduces National Action Plan to address new forms of human trafficking including surrogacy and sex trafficking

Author: Savi Khorn, The Phnom Penh Post

"National plan to address trafficking launched", 24 October 2019...

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