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12 June 2018

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...

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Article
5 June 2018

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.....

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Report
30 May 2018

Report: analysis of human rights due diligence in supply chains

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....

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Article
27 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...

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Article
23 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.]...

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Article
22 May 2018

Blog: What can be done to incentivize private sector to respect and protect civic freedoms?

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...

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Article
22 May 2018

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...

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18 May 2018
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On 3 May, Dr. Gisela Burckhardt of the women's rights organization FEMNET gave a speech at Hugo Boss' AGM criticising labour conditions at supplier factories and alleging that social audits currently fail to detect these abuses. We invited Hugo Boss to...

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Article
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...

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Article
15 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"...

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