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16 July 2018

Uganda: Women forum oppose projects, including by corporations, that increase food insecurity

Author: National Association of Professional Environmentalists (Uganda)

"The Rural Women’s Movement Held a Feminist School, Mobilizes Collective Power to Demand Climate Justice"...

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Article
12 July 2018

Commentary: ICT co's must adopt gender lens to resolve tech-enabled human rights abuses

Author: Michelle Lau-Burke & Callie Strickland, OpenGlobalRights

"A gender lens is critical to resolving tech-enabled abuse", 27 June 2018...

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Article
9 July 2018

USA: Boston Symphony Orchestra to face lawsuit alleging gender pay discrimination

Author: Jennifer Schuessler, The New York Times

"Star Flutist Sues Boston Symphony Over Pay Equity", 6 July 2018...

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28 June 2018
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Author: Concepcion Alvarez, Novethic (France) (copyright: www.novethic.fr)c

« Derrière les soldes, des ouvrières asiatiques violentées pour tenir le rythme de production imposé par H&M, Gap et Walmart », 27 juin 2018...

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Company response
26 June 2018

Gap Inc.'s response re gender based violence

Author: Gap Inc.

We are deeply concerned by the allegations raised in this report, and our Global Sustainability team is currently conducting additional due diligence to investigate and address the allegations raised within it. Further, we have initiated a dialogue...

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Company response
26 June 2018

H&M's response re gender based violence

Author: H&M

Concerning the ILO Convention and Recommendation on Gender Based Violence, we understand that the 107 session of the ILO has made substantial progress to put forward proposals for a Convention supplemented by a Recommendation. We understand also that...

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Story
26 June 2018

H&M, Walmart & Gap Inc. face allegations of gender based violence in their Asian supply chains

At the end of May 2018 Asia Floor Wage Alliance (AFWA) and Global Labor Justice (GLJ) issued three reports alleging gender based violence in the Asian supply chains of Gap, H&M and Walmart.  AFWA and GLJ followed these reports with letters to the ...

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Company response
26 June 2018

Walmart response re gender based violence

Author: Walmart

We are aware of the report and are reviewing its findings.  The allegations in the report are concerning, and we welcome the opportunity to identify areas for improvement.  Walmart is committed to supporting our suppliers, advocating for workers in the...

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19 June 2018

Women's rights NGO raises concerns about supply chain transparency of German fashion retailer Zalando; co. responds

On 23 May 2018, Dr. Gisela Burckhardt, representative of FEMNET e.V., an NGO focused on the economic, cultural and social rights of women in the garment industry in Asia, gave a speech at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of German online fashion retai...

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18 June 2018

Ghana: Joint study by University of Ghana & IFC shows better performing companies have more gender-balanced boards

A joint study by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the University of Ghana Business School has revealed that performing companies in Ghana tend to have more gender-balanced boards. 

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