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World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance - Racism: a workplace issue
Author: International Labour Organization
The principal concern of the ILO in relation to the Conference was to highlight the economic and social aspect of racism and xenophobia as they affect working men and women and those seeking work, with a special focus on discrimination in the world of...
- Related stories: Statement by ILO Director-General at World Conference against Racism
Author: Amnesty International
The International Council Meeting (ICM) of Amnesty International, involving 500 delegates from around the world, has ended in Dakar, Senegal with a new, groundbreaking agenda for the organization's future...."[F]rom now on, we will work, not only...
Author: Femi Boyede, The Guardian [Lagos]
The concern for gender issues in poverty alleviation and employment promotion is premised not only on the principle of equity in economic opportunities and benefits between men and women. It is also advocated in the interest of economic efficiency....
Author: Robert D Bullard [Director of the Environmental Justice Resource Centre at Clark Atlanta University in the USA], Mail & Guardian [Johannesburg]
Environmental racism affects individuals, groups or communities differentially, based on race or colour. It combines with public policies and industry practices to provide benefits for corporations, while shifting the costs to people of colour. It...
Author: Business Day [Johannesburg]
Employment equity commission reports most top jobs are held by men. The legacy of apartheid and gender inequality is proving difficult to overcome as the labour department's employment equity report released yesterday shows.
Author: U.N. Development Programme
Globalization must be made more inclusive if the world's poor are to be brought from the margins to the mainstream, UNDP Administrator Mark Malloch Brown told the Group of 77 developing nations Sunday in a statement at the opening session of their...
Author: Conference Board of Canada
There is a gap between executive women's leadership expectations and the actions and behaviour of business leaders, according to the first comprehensive Canadian study on chief executive commitment to gender diversity. The report, Chief Executive...
Author: Associated Press, in Times of India
In a rare show of accord between government and opposition leaders, Malaysia's Parliament passed a constitutional amendment on Wednesday to prevent gender discrimination.