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23 September 2019

Guatemalan women amend complaint in Canadian court based on new information in lawsuit against Hudbay Minerals over alleged rapes

Author: Gabriel Friedman, Financial Post (Canada)

"'They burned everything': Guatemalan women press Hudbay on human rights claims in closely watched case," 17 Sep 2019 ...

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Article
16 September 2019

USA: Battery Wharf Hotel workers strike after union rejects changes to agreement covering safeguards for immigrants and sexual assault prevention

Author: Spencer Buell, Boston Magazine

"Another Boston Hotel Strike Is Now Underway", 5 September 2019...

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Report
9 September 2019

UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries highlights gendered human rights impacts of private military and security companies

Author: UN Human Rights Council (Geneva)

"Use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination", 29 July 2019...

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Article
4 September 2019

Lesotho: Women's rights alliance group pressures Taiwanese factory into pact to end gender-based sexual harassment & violence at its plants

Author: Mark Gruenberg, Peoplesworld (USA)

‘Groups force Lesotho clothing factories owner to end gender-based violence’ 3 September 2019...

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Article
31 August 2019

Laos: Migrant workers brave exploitation & unsafe working conditions in Thailand

Author: Max Avary & Richard Finney, Radio Free Asia

"Lao Migrants Fleeing Poverty Defy Dangers to Work in Thailand", 27 August 2019...

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Article
19 August 2019
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Author: Anais Moine, Au Féminin

« Victoria's Secret dénoncent les violences dans le milieu de la mode », 9 août 2019...

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Article
18 August 2019

Myanmar: UN report concludes that the Burmese army and its associated businesses are responsible for systemic persecution & violence

Author: Gary Kleiman, Asia Times

"Myanmar military business sketch alerts investors", 14 August 2019...

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Story
16 August 2019

Lesotho: Unions & women’s groups sign binding agreements with Levi's, Wrangler, Children's Place & others to combat gender-based violence in factories

Labor unions and women’s rights advocates have entered into landmark agreements with Levi Strauss, The Children’s Place, Kontoor Brands (known for Wrangler and Lee jeans), and apparel supplier Nien Hsing Textile to combat gender-based violence and...

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Article
15 August 2019

Lesotho: Brands, trade unions and women's rights organisations sign binding agreement to tackle gender-based violence

Author: Solidarity Center

"Pact Combats Gender Violence in Lesotho Factories", 15 August 2019...

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Article
6 August 2019

So. Africa: Mining industry urged to make a genuine commitment to protect women against sexual harassment

Author: Mining Review Africa

‘Mining industry needs to do more to protect female employees’ 1 August 2019...

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