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4 December 2007

US poke on child labour jolts India into action

Author: Economic Times [India]

A US government notification on proposed procedural guidelines issued in October on imported goods made using child or enforced labour has finally acted as a wake-up call for India. The ministries of commerce, labour and women & child development...

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5 October 2007

Amazon Group Bans Logging, Mining [Guyana]

Author: Michael Melia, Associated Press

An indigenous group in Guyana, backed by government decree and a U.S.-based conservation organization [Conservation International], has banned miners and loggers from its section of the Amazon jungle and pledged to pursue an economic strategy based on...

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12 August 2007
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Author: Gabriela Barrios, Prensa Libre [Guatemala]

...28 mujeres que se encuentran en la cárcel Santa Teresa han decidido dar un paso importante para que, cuando salgan, su vida sea distinta. Se trata del proyecto “Guatemalteca emprendedora, guatemalteca exitosa”, en el que las mujeres se capacitaron y...

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1 July 2007

[PDF] State Responsibilities to Regulate and Adjudicate Corporate Activities under the United Nations’ core Human Rights Treaties - Individual Report on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Optional Protocols

Author: prepared for UN Special Representative John Ruggie with the support of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

This report outlines the nature of States Parties’ obligations vis-à-vis corporate activities under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) as well as its Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child...

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13 October 2006

Macy's Partners With Rwandan Widows

Author: Sarah DiLorenzo, Associated Press

When Macy's decided to sell baskets made by Rwandan widows, the store was swayed in part by the prospect of contributing to a developing economy and in part by the women's tale of suffering during their country's 1994 genocide. But Macy's was clear:...

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16 December 2005

Labor Abuses Cited in Production of Wal-Mart Goods [China]

Author: Bloomberg, in Chinese Labor Watch

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. uses Chinese factories that deny workers overtime pay and maternity leave and pays them less than the local minimum wage, according to three reports released yesterday by labor monitoring groups... Lungcheong Toy factory [part of...

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13 May 2005

China's Use of Child Labor Emerges From the Shadows

Author: Ching-Ching Ni, Los Angeles Times [USA]

Statistics are hard to come by, but in some estimates, as many as 10 million school-age children are doing their part to turn China into a low-cost manufacturing powerhouse...poverty and lopsided development have driven a disproportionate number of...

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25 April 2005

YEMEN: Focus on child labour

Author: Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

...there are no exact figures on how many child workers have died at work [in Yemen], as many go unreported, activists believe that the numbers could be high...[Children] are vulnerable to various forms of hazardous equipment or toxic materials in the...

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27 December 2004

When bullets fly, some firms swoop in

Author: Clayton Collins, Christian Science Monitor [USA]

Companies usually don't rush into regions where bullets are still flying...But a few firms are wading into conflict zones - or newly postconflict zones - convinced that they can earn profits, ease the transition to peacetime, and seed more...

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15 December 2004

Improving labour standards in the supply chain: Home workers

Author: Rachelle Jackson, director of research & development at CSCC (corporate social responsibility service provider), in Ethical Corporation

When examining supply chain labour standards, homework, or cottage industries, remain one of the great challenges for companies...[refers to Nike, B&Q (part of Kingfisher)]

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