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UN study highlights positive practices from the business sector to prevent violence against children in Latin America and the Caribbean
Author: UNICEF and the Office of the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children
“Investing in the prevention of violence against children is good business: UN”, 8 of June 2018...
- Related in-depth areas: Business & Children
Female workers in factories supplying to Gap & H&M face harassment & abuse, report finds; co's to investigate
Author: Kate Hodal, The Guardian
Pressure to meet fast fashion deadlines is leading to women working in Asian factories supplying Gap and H&M being sexually and physically abused..., according to [...] reports published last week by Global Labour Justice on gender-based violence.....
- Related stories: Unions and rights groups call for global convention on violence and harassment in the workplace
- Related companies: Gap H&M
Author: Norton Rose Fulbright and the British Institute for International and Comparative Law
Making sense of managing human rights issues in supply chains: 2018 report and analysis, May 2018....
Turkey: ILO deal aims to provide Syrian refugees with decent work opportunities in the garment sector
Author: Michelle Russell, Just-Style
"ILO deal to help Syrian garment workers in Turkey", 16 May 2018...
Families of victims of Baldia Factory fire in Pakistan start receiving long-term compensation from amount provided by KiK
Author: Daily Times
[See here for the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre's coverage of the ongoing lawsuit against KiK in Dortmund, Germany.]...
Author: Ana Zbona, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
In late April 2018, 68 institutional investor groups that participate in the Investor Alliance for Human Rights called on companies to make commitments to protect human rights defenders... What prompted this group of investors to speak out on this...
UK: Labour exploitation widespread in Leicester garment factories supplying to high-street & online retailers, reports Financial Times
Author: Sarah O’Connor, Financial Times
"Dark factories: labour exploitation in Britain’s garment industry", 17 May 2018...
Commentary: Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking focuses on survivor employment & support for SMEs
Author: Mark P. Lagon, Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking
"Undoing slavery: business coalition tackles unmet needs," 17 May 2018...
Businesses join initiative to address forced labour in fruit & wine producing countries in south Africa
Author: Stronger Together (UK)
"Prominent businesses join programme to address forced labour in the fruit and wine producing countries in South Africa"...