Why I'm protesting against Gap over Bangladesh
Anu Mandavilli is joining a protest against Gap, at the clothing company's annual meeting on Tuesday.
By Karishma Vaswani BBC News, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Nun Vanak is an excellent example of how Cambodia’s garment manufacturing industry has helped to change lives of hundreds of thousands of people in this country. The 23-year-old is part of Cambodia’s half-a-million-strong workforce – mostly young women – that keeps these garment factories running. Her income [...]read more
Women’s Rights in the New Libya May 27, 2013 This 40-page report highlights key steps that Libya should take to meet its international obligations by firmly rejecting gender-based discrimination in both law and practice. The report calls on Libya’s parliament, the General National Congress (GNC), to ensure that women are involved on equal terms with [...]read more
A group of about 50 Thai berry pickers working in Saarijärvi, eastern Finland, have filed a criminal complaint with the police against their employer. They claim to be victims of human trafficking. A human rights lawyer for the group is speculating that the case will be a difficult one. Emotions ran high at the berry [...]read more
By Albany Tribune — (July 31, 2013) Many women from developing countries who migrate to richer nations in Asia and other regions for jobs as domestic workers experience abuse, illness, mental health problems and limited access to medical care, an extensive new review of more than two decades of scientific studies confirms. Researchers at Duke-NUS [...]read more
by Anup Shah This Page Last Updated Sunday, March 24, 2013 This page: http://www.globalissues.org/issue/1/trade-economy-related-issues. To print all information e.g. expanded side notes, shows alternative links, use the print version: http://www.globalissues.org/print/issue/1 One cannot separate economics, political science, and history. Politics is the control of the economy. History, when accurately and fully recorded, is that story. In [...]read more
Joint Statement – 2/10/2013 DROP THE CHARGES AGAINST MALAYSIAN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER LENA HENDRY NO TO PRE-CENSORSHIP OR PRIOR APPROVAL FOR USAGE OF FILM/VIDEOS We, the 112 undersigned civil society groups, trade unions and organizations are shocked that the Malaysian government, after the recent General Election has resorted to charging human rights defender Lena Hendry [...]read more