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13 July 2002

Women earning half of men's average pay [UK]

Author: Scheherazade Daneshkhu, Financial Times

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Article
10 July 2002

Augusta resists pressure from women's group [USA]

Author: Jerry Potter, USA Today

A leading women's coalition has asked Augusta National Golf Club [site of The Masters tournament] to open its membership to women, but chairman Hootie Johnson says the club will not be coerced into changing its membership...Johnson said in his...

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Article
8 July 2002

Time To Take Pay Equity Seriously [New Zealand]

Author: Human Rights Commission [New Zealand]

"Despite the existence of equal pay legislation for almost three decades, it has not delivered pay equity for women and fails to comply with international human rights standards", Rosslyn Noonan, the Chief [New Zealand] Human Rights Commissioner said...

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Article
2 July 2002

Arab Report Cites Development Obstacles

Author: Karen DeYoung, Washington Post

Study Blames Poor Education, Political Repression, Treatment of Women

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Article
2 July 2002

ARAB STATES: U.N. Study Shows Lack Of Freedom Hinders Development

Author: UN Wire

The development of Arab nations is significantly hindered by lack of freedom, repression of women and an inadequate education system, according to a U.N. Development Program-sponsored report slated for release today in Cairo...Arab scholars and experts...

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2 July 2002

First Arab Human Development Report spotlights gains against poverty

Author: U.N. Development Programme

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Article
1 July 2002

Arab world urged to address human rights

Author: Roula Khalaf, Financial Times

In a stinging indictment of the region's performance, the Arab Human Development Report issued on Monday highlights the failure of governments to turn the region's vast oil wealth into economic benefits

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Article
1 July 2002

full report: 25 Questions and Answers on Health & Human Rights

Author: World Health Organization

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Article
30 June 2002

City women target banks over pay gap [UK]

Author: Conal Walsh, Observer [UK]

Banks have been warned by groups representing women in the City to expect a 'deluge' of sex discrimination claims of the kind brought last week by star analyst Louise Barton [who brought a claim against her former employer Investec Henderson...

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Article
22 June 2002

NOW Blasts Wal-Mart Workplace Abuses, Names the Company a Merchant of Shame [USA]

Author: National Organization for Women [USA]

"Today the National Organization for Women is naming Wal-Mart - the nation's largest company with close to one million employees - a Merchant of Shame," said NOW President Kim Gandy. "Wal-Mart faces numerous allegations of sex discrimination in pay,...

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