Middle East & No. Africa

See also: 2013 briefing note on Business & Human Rights in the Middle East & North Africa

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14 July 2020

Rights groups urge Facebook to stop LGBT+ hate speech in Arab countries following the death of activist Sarah Hegazy

Author: Reuters, Ben Barkawi

"Facebook urged to do more to stop LGBT+ hate speech in Arab countries", July 1st 2020...

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14 July 2020

Rights groups urge Facebook to stop LGBT+ hate speech in Arab countries following the death of Egyptian activist Sarah Hegazy

LGBTQ+ activists from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have asked Facebook to take further action against posts that called for gay people to be killed. Campaigners from Egypt, Morocco, Russia, Sudan, Syria and Tunisia have now signed an open...

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31 March 2020

Factory women workers in Lebanon and Tunisia at the frontline against the spread of coronavirus, divert usual garment and equipment production

In Lebanon and Tunisia, several reports pointed at the role played by women workers in light of the sanitary crisis ....

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7 February 2020

ILO & IOE compliance guide developed to protect Middle East construction workers

In January 2020, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and International Organisation for Employers (IOE) jointly released a guidance tool intended to support actors involved in the Middle East construction industry to develop policies and...

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7 February 2020

Israel & Occupied Palestinian Territories: 100+ civil society signatories call for boycott of Int. Diamond Week in Israel, linking diamond sales to Gaza war crimes

Author: Australian Friends of Palestine Association

"Palestinians appeal to the diamond industry", 30 January 2020...

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20 January 2020
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Author: Hamza Marzouk, L’Economiste Maghrébin

« Les ouvriers des chantiers : sit-in ouvert devant l’ARP », 15 janvier 2020...

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16 December 2019

Middle East & N. Africa: Civil society criticises the evaluation of EU Association Agreements and their impact on socio-economic wellbeing in the region

A coalition of civil society organisations in the Middle East and North Africa have published a statement jointly criticising the evaluation study of six Association Agreements (AAs) between the EU and Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and...

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16 December 2019
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La société civile au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord a critiqué une étude d’évaluation des accords d’Association (AA) entre l’EU et l’Algeria, l’Égypte, la Jordanie, le Liban, le Maroc et la Tunisie. Décrivant l’approche comme « insatisfaisante »,...

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9 December 2019
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Author: Web-Manager Center

« L’inspection du travail dans les pays arabes est confrontée à des difficultés majeures (Experts) », 20 novembre 2019...

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10 October 2019

China continues to expand portfolio of green finance and clean energy projects in MENA, according to research

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