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4 October 2017

USA: Increasing number of law firms adopt gender-neutral parental leave policies

Author: Staci Zaretsky, Above the Law (USA)

"Biglaw Firm Impresses Associates (And Staff) With Enhanced Parental Leave Policy", 28 Sep 2017...

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1 October 2017

Myanmar: ILO releases user-friendly guide to employment laws and Int'l Core Labour Standards

Author: Thomson Chau, Myanmar Times

" Overview of new Myanmar labour guide", 02 October 2017...

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25 September 2017

Philippines: Passage of Expanded Maternity Law increases leave days from 60 to 105 days

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law a proposal extending statutory maternity leave from 60 days to 105 days. Solo parents will also be granted additional 15 days of paid maternity leave. In March 2017, the Senate of the Philippines...

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13 July 2017

Qatar: Isolation Causing Rights Abuses

Author: Human Rights Watch (USA)

The isolation of Qatar...is precipitating serious human rights violations, Human Rights Watch said today. It is...stranding migrant workers without food or water...Human Rights Watch researchers interviewed and documented the cases of...70 foreign...

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20 June 2017
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Author: Constanze von Bullion, Süddeutsche Zeitung

Der neue Gleichstellungsbericht, [der an diesem Mittwoch im Kabinett verabschiedet wird], zeigt: Frauen sind nach wie vor stark benachteiligt... Sie kämpfen in Deutschland im Vergleich zu Männern weiter mit erheblichen Nachteilen - sei es bei...

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8 June 2017

Laos: Govt. shuts down clinic suspected of providing illegal surrogacy services; exploitation of women feared

Author: Roseanne Gerin, Radio Free Asia

"Lao Health Officials Shut Down Clinic Suspected of Providing Illegal Surrogacy Services", 06 June 2017...

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1 May 2017

In India, a Vicks Commercial Sparks Debate and Tears Over Transgender Rights

Author: Leon Kaye, Triple Pundit

In a country as diverse as India, one would think that showcasing a human rights issue could land a company in a social media minefield. But Vicks scored praise for its touching story of a transgender mother and the child she raised as her own.....

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24 April 2017

India: Procter & Gamble's ad raises awareness of issues transgender women face

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11 April 2017

Equileap publishes ranking of over 3,000 firms on progress towards gender equality

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30 March 2017

Cambodia bans export of human breast milk; UNICEF says trade is exploitative & excess milk should remain in country

Author: AFP, The Straits Times (Singapore)

"Cambodia bans human breast milk exports to US", 28 March 2017...

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