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8 May 2017

India ​to legalise mica mining in bid to tackle endemic child labour

Author: Kate Hodal, Guardian [UK]

India is to legalise the mining of mica, a sparkly mineral used in eyeshadows and car paint, in a bid to cut the number of children who labour – and often die – to produce it...Activists lauded the decision to legalise mica mining, but warned that...

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26 September 2016

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Author: Thomson Reuters (UK)

Thomson Reuters Launches D&I Index - Reveals Top 100 Most Diverse & Inclusive Organizations Globally...

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1 December 2015

India: Bengaluru's growth fuelled by bonded labour

Author: Mohit M Rao, Hindu

Brick kiln factories that manufacture mortar to build the city’s dreams have traditionally been the bastion of bonded labour. This was acknowledged in a recent Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj-commissioned report on agricultural bonded...

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4 June 2015
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Author: Fernando Scheller e Marília Neustein, Estadão

“O Boticário cria guerra de opiniões”, 2 de junho de 2015...

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9 March 2015

USA: 379 businesses & organizations submit statement to US Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage

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30 November 2014

USA: Coty introduces initiative to raise $10 million to combat mental illness

Author: Andrew Adam Newman, New York Times (USA)

"Beauty Brand Creates Campaign to Combat Mental Illness", 27 Nov 2014...

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5 June 2014
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4 June 2014
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Author: CCFD-Terre Solidaire, Collectif Ethique sur l’Etiquette, Ethique et Investissement, Meeschaert Asset Management, Peuples Solidaires et Sherpa

Interrogées par des organisations de la société civile, en association avec des investisseurs responsables, 30 entreprises ont répondu à un questionnaire sur les principes directeurs des Nations Unies relatifs aux entreprises et aux droits humains…Bien...

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3 June 2014

New UN initiative taps private sector leadership to advance women’s rights

Author: UN News Centre

The United Nations has teamed up with leading businesses to advance women’s rights and empowerment through a new advisory council comprised of private sector chiefs with a strong commitment to supporting women and girls. The new Private Sector...

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10 March 2014

Child labour: mineral make-up boom raises fears over ethical extraction (India)

Author: Huw Nesbitt, Guardian (UK)

After media reports of alleged links between cosmetic makeup and illnesses including cancer, discerning consumers have switched to mineral cosmetics in an attempt to find a more natural beauty alternative. Many of these mineral products contain mica,...

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