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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 New research on previously unpublished Statistics Canada data shows women still face severe economic discrimination.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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Article
1 June 2001

Gender and globalisation

Author: published by IIED [International Institute for Environment and Development] and RING [Regional and International Networking Group]

briefing paper for World Summit on Sustainable Development

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Story
1 June 2001

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

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Article
1 June 2001

[PDF] [full text 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

How far can these general principles of complicity be extended to the case of contemporary atrocities? Can they, for example, be used to establish international criminal liability for a supplier of small arms, the managing director of an airline that...

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Article
24 May 2001

AFRICA: Trade Unions Push For Maternity Protection

Author: UN Wire

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Article
15 May 2001

A Lobby Group Pushes For Women Advancement

Author: Farah Khan, Inter Press Service

A gender empowerment lobby at the least developing countries (LDC) conference in Brussels is pushing hard for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to establish an eminent persons group, to ensure that commitments to advance women become a reality

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