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5 January 2016

Labour and Human Rights Briefing: Agricultural Supply Chains - Dec 2015

Author: Ergon Associates

[Includes updates on:] UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)...New resource on business and labour exploitation from FLEX and Freedom Fund...La Strada International and SOMO...guidance and tools for ‘Engaging the Private Sector to End Human...

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3 December 2015

India: Fact finding mission reports abuse and violation of the human right to food and nutrition in tea gardens

Author: FIAN International

An International Fact Finding Mission (FFM) headed by the Global Network for the Right to Food and Nutrition (GNRtFN) visited tea plantations in Assam and West Bengal...objective of the Mission was to investigate the status of the human right to food...

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30 November 2015

India: Fact finding mission visits Bengal's tea gardens

Author: Ajanta Chakraborty, Times News Network

An International Fact Finding Mission is visiting and tea plantations in  Assam and West Bengal from November 27 to December 4....With 18 members from 9 countries, the purpose of the Mission is to understand the status of the human right to food and...

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21 November 2015

Unilever Finds That Shrinking Its Footprint Is a Giant Task

Author: David Gelles, New York Times

…As chief executive of Unilever…[Paul] Polman has made sustainable production…the company’s top priority…Not only does the Unilever sustainable living plan pledge to cut the company’s environmental impact in half by 2020, it also vows to improve the...

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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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26 October 2015

India: New tea partnership to tackle abuse and trafficking in Indian tea communities

Author: Ethical Tea Partnership

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18 October 2015

Kerala, India: Women plantation workers organize to demand their rights - and win

This is the story of an extraordinary uprising, a movement of 6,000 barely educated women labourers who call themselves "Pempilai Orumai", or women's unity.  The women are tea pickers from Kerala in India and work for a huge plantation company, Kanan...

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2 October 2015

"In work but trapped in poverty: A summary of five studies conducted by Oxfam, with updates on progress along the road to a living wage"

Author: Rachel Wilshaw, Sloane Hamilton, Julie Théroux-Séguin & Daisy Gardener, Oxfam

Oxfam believes that access to decent work on a living wage is a fundamental pathway out of poverty, and one of the best ways to counter growing inequality. This summary of recent Oxfam research paints a picture of workers, mostly women, who are...

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19 September 2015

India: Munnar's women tea workers stir the pot

Author: Preetu Nair, Times News Network

Vijayamma Sughadev, 45, has spent most of her adult life in a shrimp peeling shed in Ambalappuzha, a coastal town in southern Kerala. She is among the 300 women working at the MRF Shrimp Peeling shed, earning all of Rs 14 per day for skinning a kilo...

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18 September 2015

Malawi: Danish Institute for Human Rights & Citizens for Justice launch "Human Rights and Business Country Guide"

The Danish Institute for Human Rights in collaboration with Citizens for Justice have published Malawi's Human Rights & Business Country Guide. It contains information regarding potential and actual human rights impacts of businesses operating in...

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