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20 February 2016

India: Deloitte declares 26 weeks of maternity leave for women employees; PWC, EY, KPMG to follow suit

Author: Prachi Verma, Economic Times

Even as the labour ministry is busy putting the amended Maternity Benefit Act together that would entitle working women in private sectors to 26 weeks of maternity leave from the existing 12, the big four consulting firms have already taken a leap....

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31 January 2016

Nestle India begins gender inclusive culture, set for more women workforce

Author: Asian News International, New Indian Express

Ensuring improved diversity and better work environment for women, Nestle India has introduced new initiatives under three broad categories that will cater to maternity policy, critical interventions for women in the field force and changes in entire...

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14 January 2016

USA: 60% of women working in Silicon Valley experience harassment, says survey

Author: Jana Kasperkevic, Guardian (UK)

"Sexism Valley: 60% of women in Silicon Valley experience harassment", 12 Jan 2016...

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11 January 2016

USA: Wage gap could drive women's depression & anxiety, study finds

Author: Sebastien Malo, Reuters

"Wage gap could drive women's depression, anxiety, study finds", 6 Jan 2016...

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4 January 2016
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Author: Siete24.mx

“Prohíben trabajo ‘pesado’ durante lactancia”, 2 de Enero de 2016...

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3 January 2016

Mexico: Workers protest against alleged labour abuses & sexual harassment in 'maquilas' in Ciudad Juarez; includes companies’ responses

Workers in different 'maquilas' in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, have been protesting for better labour conditions, against sexual harassment and for independent unions....

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15 December 2015
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Trabajadoras y trabajadores de diferentes maquilas en Ciudad Juárez, México, protestan para exigir mejores condiciones de trabajo y sindicatos independientes y en contra del acoso sexual....

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26 November 2015

UK: HSBC commits to appoint women to 50% of its senior management roles

Author: Claire Hutchison, Evening Standard (UK)

"HSBC's UK business sets target to appoint women to 50% of senior management roles", 25 Nov 2015...

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18 November 2015

USA: Amazon expands paid parental leave

Author: Martin Berman-Gorvine, Bloomberg

"Amazon Expands Parental Leave Offerings", 16 Nov 2015...

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1 November 2015

Sri Lanka: Making 'Equal Pay' work

Author: Zahrah Imtiaz & Shaahidah Riza, Ceylon Today [Sri Lanka]

According to the Department of Census and Statistics report on employment, the distribution of Semi-Government Sector employees in 2012 had 70.4 per cent of the permanent cadre being made up of male employees. Women only made up 29.6 per cent of the...

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