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Gender discrimination

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24 April 2002

MEXICO: ILO Says Girls More Vulnerable To Child Labor, Exploitation

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Article
22 April 2002

Socially Reponsible Consumers Give High Marks to New Online Shopping Site

Author: IdealsWork.com

IdealsWork.com allows consumers to shop and compare brands on the basis of companies' records on issues that include diversity, the environment, labor practices, women's issues, human rights and animal cruelty.

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Article
19 April 2002

Glass Ceilings Harden Instead of Shattering for Women in the U.S. and U.K.

Author: William Baue, SocialFunds.com

Numerous recent studies on both sides of the Atlantic report continuing and even increasing disparity between women's and men's pay and advancement opportunities.

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19 April 2002
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Author: Román González, CIMAC - Comunicación e Información de la Mujer

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Article
18 April 2002

Women Not Welcome in Corporate India

Author: Roli Srivastava, Times of India

VN Dhoot, chairman, Videocon, which has no women employees in its corporate office, laughingly says: "We are from an orthodox family."...Experts say only three per cent women occupy senior positions in private sector companies across the country. Most...

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Article
17 April 2002

Japanese women push at the door

Author: Bayan Rahman, Financial Times

Companies are being forced to confront sexual discrimination after a landmark ruling against Nomura...Nomura was ordered in February to pay Y56m ($425,000) in damages to 12 women who were denied promotion because of sexual discrimination

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Article
16 April 2002

2002 Coalition of Union Leaders, Elected Officials and Working Women Speak Out for Equal Pay [USA]

Author: AFL-CIO

"Unequal Pay Robs Working Women and Their Families"

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Article
15 April 2002

Employers must assess workplace risks to pregnant women, EAT rules [UK]

Author: Equal Opportunities Commission [UK]

The failure of a nursing home to carry out an assessment of the risk posed by working conditions for new or expectant mothers was sex discrimination, according to a recent decision made by the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

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Article
15 April 2002

Survey: Nearly 90 percent Indian firms have no human rights policy

Author: CSR World, based on article in The Business Standard [India]

"Only 12 per cent of the companies surveyed responded that they have a policy on human rights, with another 35 percent saying they had a policy on anti-discrimination against women/ men, caste and religion."

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Article
8 April 2002

Journalists Recount Gender Imbalance in Newsrooms

Author: Stephen Mbogo, African Church Information Service

African women journalists face major career progression hurdles and are subject to male domination and bashing within the newsrooms.

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