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1 July 2013

Jordan succeeds in reducing maternal deaths, improving access to education

Author: Khetam Malkawi, Jordan Times

Western Asia countries, including Jordan, have successfully reduced maternal and child deaths and expanded access to primary education, according to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Report 2013...According to a Labour Observatory report...

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7 June 2013

1.3 Million Yemeni Children Perform Hazardous Labor

Author: Fakhri Al-Arashi, National Yemen

A field survey showed that more than one million children in Yemen are working in dangerous jobs that threaten their lives. The report added that children between 5 and 17 years old form 34.3% of population, 21% of which are working children...56% of...

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7 June 2013

Yemen Prime Minister supports national cancer campaign

Author: Yemen Post

Yemen Prime Minister Mohammed Salem Basindwa inaugurated...the...national campaign against cancer at Sana'a National Cancer Foundation...which aims to...improve...quality of life...PM Basindwa hailed...the efforts... by Yemen's most privileged, noting...

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2 May 2013

Yemen honors its workers, the backbone of the nation’s economy

Author: Samar Qaed , Yemen Times

According to the latest statistics of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, Yemen’s unemployment rate is at 35 percent, and even higher among youth at 60 percent...Private sector employees are also demanding more rights this Labor Day.....

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15 April 2013

Yemeni women relay demands to national dialogue conference

Author: Faisal Darem, Al-Shorfa [Yemen]

Participants at the 6th Women's General Conference...underscored the importance of developing Yemen's banking system and providing women easy access loans so they can build their own businesses. A national plan should be developed that will include...

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9 April 2013
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Author: Olivier Razemon, Echos judiciaires [France]

Dans les conflits armés…[l]es entreprises qui fournissent armes, moyens de communication, transport, carburant ou matériaux de construction, peuvent également être mises en cause. Les « codes de conduites » et autres « chartes éthiques » des...

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12 March 2013

[PDF] Issue 4: Quarterly Bulletin on Business & Children - Mar 2013

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The purpose of this e-bulletin is to help keep everyone working in the field of business & children's rights informed about recent key developments and forthcoming initiatives. [Includes contributions by UN Committee on the Rights of the Child,...

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2 March 2013

Slaves and slavery - Yemen needs to turn the corner

Author: Yemen Post

An investigation conducted by al-Wethaq a couple of months ago - a right group organization based in Yemen - revealed that ... is still home to hundreds of slaves...It is this conflict of power and political authority which is preventing issues such...

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28 February 2013
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Author: Initiative pour la Transparence des Industries Extractives (ITIE)

La République du Congo et le Burkina Faso ont été déclarés hier pays « Conformes » à la norme ITIE lors d'une réunion du Conseil d'administration ITIE à Oslo. Cela signifie que les pays disposent de processus fonctionnels de divulgation et de...

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27 February 2013

Women of Yemen - the taboo of sexual harassment

Author: Yemen Post

Yemen is by definition a "Men's World"; and while women are ever increasingly part of the workforce, men still very much feel a women' place is at home...many men continue to be under the impression that working women have looser moral and therefore...

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