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“Tashkent's Reforms Haven Not Yet Reached Us” – Unfinished Work in the Fight Against Forced Labor in Uzbekistan's 2019 Cotton Harvest
Author: Uzbek Forum for Human Rights
...[E]radication of forced labor in the cotton sector in Uzbekistan remained elusive in the 2019 harvest, despite major progress...[T]he challenges that remain in eradicating forced labor definitively: structural labor shortages in some regions and at...
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USA: CEO statements on race & police misconduct are important, but now corporate political power is needed to pass legislation
Author: Aaron K. Chatterji & Michael W. Toffel, Harvard Business Review
"What CEOs Still Haven’t Said About Race and Policing", 18 Jun 2020...
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CHR Statement from Commissioner Gwendolyn Ll. Pimentel-Gana, on Access to Justice for Filipino Migrants
Author: Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines
The CHR is one with the migrants’ rights movement in advancing an urgent justice mechanism for repatriated migrant workers, and OFWs and their families in distress....
Author: Maysa Zorob & Andrea Hearon, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, 16 June 2020
Commentary: Making access to the internet a human right can address inequalities in access to public discourse
Author: Sam Bocetta, OpenGlobalRights
I argue that by making access to the internet a human right, inequalities in access to public discourse can be addressed, especially in countries where access to free speech is currently limited. From this right to public discourse flow certain other...
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At MANGO we are conscious of the critical situation our industry is experiencing worldwide as a consequence of the COVID-19 health crisis....
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Peru: Indigenous, rural and urban women unite against toxic pollution of their bodies, rivers and lands by mining companies
Author: Amnesty International
"Peru: Women unite against toxic metals pollution", 5th June 2020...
Author: Jacqueline Patterson, Colorlines
"'Hold my earrings: Black women lead on systemic solutions in the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond," 5 June 2020...
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Commentary: Govts & businesses can improve working women's wellbeing through actions based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
Author: Golda Benjamin (Business & Human Rights Resource Centre) & Kalayaan Constantino (Oxfam in Asia)
"Women at work deserve better from governments and businesses"...