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24 July 2001

Equality-for-women move in Malaysia hailed

Author: AFP, in Straits Times [Singapore]

Malaysian human rights groups on Tuesday welcomed the government's plan to amend the Constitution to guarantee women equal rights with men.

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Article
22 July 2001

Dole Food's labor history is bumpy

Author: Andy Furillo, Sacramento Bee [Sacramento, California]

There has been a series of legal actions involving the company's workers.

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Article
13 July 2001

$1.8 million consent decree ends EEOC federal employment discrimination suit in Rockford [Illinois, USA] against Ingersoll

Author: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Hundreds May Receive Compensation For Alleged Race And Sex Bias By Leading Area Employer - Federal District Court Judge Philip G. Reinhard today approved a $1.8 million Consent Decree resolving a major race and sex employment discrimination lawsuit...

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Article
10 July 2001

GENDER EQUITY: ILO Says Women Face "Glass Walls" In Jobs

Author: UN Wire

Women face "glass walls" in their efforts to achieve high-ranking management positions, according to a new International Labor Organization study of the role of women in business and government in more than 70 countries.

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Article
30 June 2001

[abstract of article] Enforcing international humanitarian law: Catching the accomplices

Author: William A. Schabas, Professor of Human Rights Law at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights, in International Review of the Red Cross No.42

Literally within days of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) at the end of the Rome Conference in July 1998 the Financial Times...published an article warning "commercial lawyers" that the treaty's accomplice...

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Article
27 June 2001

Court rules discrimination against married women workers as illegal [Japan]

Author: Japan Press

The Osaka District Court on June 27 ruled that it is illegal for a company to discriminate against workers who are married. This was the first ever judgment in a lawsuit of this kind in Japan. Twelve married employees of Sumitomo Life Insurance Co....

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Article
27 June 2001

The Centre For Social Justice and the National Action Committee on the Status of Women announce new report on women's continued economic inequality [in Canada]

Author: Centre for Social Justice

After decades of working toward income equality, women still lag far behind men in earning power. New research on previously unpublished Statistics Canada data shows women still face severe economic discrimination.

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Article
14 June 2001

LATIN AMERICA: ECLAC [Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean] Addresses Role Of Women In Development

Author: UN Wire

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Article
12 June 2001

ICFTU says "still far to go" on gender equality

Author: ICFTU OnLine

ILO Convention 100 on Pay Equity is 50 years old

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Article
1 June 2001

Beyond the "glass ceiling" - Women in the world of work: Progress, but slowly

Author: World of Work - The Magazine of the ILO

Whether at work or in politics, this artificial barrier - a transparent but stifling cap fashioned from attitudinal and organizational prejudices - remains in effect despite decades of social development and advancements in gender equality.

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