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, by HRW

China: Beijing’s migrant construction workers abused

Report “One Year of My Blood”

Migrant construction workers building the “new Beijing” are routinely exploited by being denied proper wages, under dangerous conditions with neither accident insurance nor access to medical and other social services, Human Rights Watch said in a new report.
The 61-page report, “One Year of My (...)

, by Anti-Slavery International

Contemporary forms of slavery in Brazil

Bhavna Sharma, 2006, pdf, 22p.

This report provides information and analysis in relation to slavery practices in Brazil, with a particular focus on forced labour in the Amazon, trafficking of people for both labour and sexual exploitation, and child domestic (...)

No medal for the Olympics on labour rights

PlayFair 2008, 32 p., pdf

The Olympic Games is both a symbolic and a practical opportunity to ensure that these global sporting games live up to the ideals enshrined in the Olympic charter and that people who enjoy the games can also know that the souvenirs and garments they wear are produced in factories where basic (...)

, by Women Working Worldwide

Promoting women workers’ rights in African horticulture : overview of research into conditions on horticulture farms in Kenya, Zambia, Tanzania and Uganda

September 2007, 24 p. (pdf)

This document gives a brief summary of the research conducted into the situation of women workers in the African horticultural sector between 2005 and 2007. The research was conducted by local organisations in Kenya, Zambia, Tanzania and Uganda and has been summarised by Women Working (...)

, by Pambazuka

African Agriculture and the World Bank: Development or impoverishment?

Kjell Havnevik, Deborah Fahy Bryceson, Atakilte Beyene and Prosper Matondi look at the destructive role the world bank has played in African agriculture and food production
Agriculture’s dominant role in Sub-Saharan Africa’s local, national and regional economies and cultures throughout (...)

The Gaza strip: a humanitarian implosion

Amnesty International UK, CARE International UK, CAFOD, Christian Aid, Médecins du Monde UK, Oxfam, Save The Children UK and Trócaire, March 2008, 15 p. (pdf)

The situation for 1.5 million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip is worse now than it has ever been since the start of the Israeli military occupation in 1967. The current situation in Gaza is man-made, completely avoidable and, with the necessary political will, can also be reversed. Gaza has (...)

, by International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF)

Report on cocoa and forced child labor

October 2006, 15 p. (pdf)

This report from the ILRF critiques the Harkin-Engel Cocoa Protocol and raises key questions about the cocoa industry’s progress in eliminating child labor since 2001.
Over 40% of the world’s cocoa, the primary ingredient in chocolate, comes from the West African nation of Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory (...)

, by IPS

Indigenous Women Weave Incomes, Self-Confidence

By Inés Benítez

"Before forming part of the association, we were shut up in our houses. Now we have overcome our fear and shame of going out and seeing new places, and we are bringing money in for our families," says Nicolasa Raxtun, a 30-year-old Maya Cakchiquel Indian woman. Read (...)

, by MALHOTRA Namita

The world wide web of desire: Content Regulation on the Internet

Published by: APC Women’s Networking Support Programme

It is obvious that the discourse around content regulation has shifted mostly towards the protection of children from harmful content and child pornography on the internet. Any references to gender-related concerns were dropped, including even problematic conceptions that women and children (...)

, by Pambazuka

Interviews with women in north Kivu

Audio Broadcasts

The recent peace conference in Goma, north Kivu has raised hopes that a durable solution to the almost decade long conflict in eastern DRC will finally be found. But Congolese women of DRC are paying a huge price as each bout of fighting results in ever more women raped and mutilated. Rape is (...)

, by GenderIT

The fight against female circumcision in West Africa transposed on the internet

by Sylvie Niombo

Sylvie Niombo, APC-Africa-Women Co-Coordinator, examines a role of information and communication technologies in the fight against female circumcision, a harmful practice carried out on over a hundred million girls and women in West African countries. She explores ’shadow areas’ through a closer (...)

, by BENNIS Phyllis

Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: a Primer

TNI, March 2007

If you have ever wondered “Why is there so much violence in the Middle East?”, “Who are the Palestinians?”, “What are the occupied territories?” or “What does Israel want?”, then this is the book for you. With straightforward language, Phyllis Bennis, longtime analyst of the region, answers basic (...)

, by Wide Network

Case studies in Women’s Empowerment from the West, South and East

WIDE recognises that while women are bearing the brunt of the asymmetries of globalisation, they are also at the forefront of resistance.
While some are advocating for change at the policy level, demanding that the BPfA, CEDAW and other well-tooled international instruments are used to promote (...)

, by Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

Myanmar : Aid in a tight space

Myanmar (formerly Burma), with a population of some 52 million, is one of the poorest countries in Asia, yet international aid had been negligible until recently.
Aid flows are rising, despite the isolation of the regime, a tense political environment and limited humanitarian space, according (...)