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, by Social Watch

The Basic capabilities index: way too slow!

The Millennium Development Goals will not be achieved by 2015 at the present rate of progress
Progress in basic social indicators slowed down last year all over the world and at the present rate it does not allow for the internationally agreed poverty reduction goals to be met by 2015, unless (...)

, by AWID

Culture of misogyny, illegal occupation, fuel sexual violence in military.

by Helen Benedict

An alarming number of women soldiers are being sexually abused by their comrades-in-arms, both at war and at home. This fact has received a fair amount of attention lately from researchers and the press — and deservedly so.
But the attention always focuses on the women: where they were when (...)

New Labour Contract Law: Myth and reality six months after implementation

IHLO, Hong Kong Liaison Office of the international trade union movement

It has been six months since the new Labour contract law was implemented inside China. The implementing guidelines – to clear up inconsistencies in the law and help guide companies and labour bureaus in implementing the details – should be issued soon. They were first scheduled for last year and (...)

Generic Medicines

Euractiv

A generic medicine is a pharmaceutical product that is no longer protected by a patent and which can be copied by other companies. It may be marketed either under its own brand or as an unbranded product. European governments are increasingly relying on generics to save on healthcare costs and (...)

, by Clean Clothes Campaign

Who pays for our clothing from Lidl and Kik?

A study into the impact of buying practices of the discounters Lidl and Kik in Bangladesh and the precarisation of working conditions in German retailing

Globalisation and discounting are closely related. About 90 percent of our clothing is produced in Asia, Central America, Eastern Europe and several countries in Africa. The majority of retailing companies, such as also the discounters Lidl and KiK, buy from these countries. The “Alternative (...)

Let’s Clean Up Fashion 2008: The state of pay behind the UK high street

Martin Hearson, Labour Behind the Label, Septembre 2008, 50 p., pdf

The fashion industry has always struggled to talk about the living wage in an open and consistent way. Two years ago, brands and retailers said it wasn’t a problem, or that if it was, it was somebody else’s. Last year they agreed that they ought to do something, but hadn’t quite got round to it (...)

Ending Aid Dependence

Fahamu and the South Centre, 2008, 160pp, £7.99

In September 2008, ministers from over 100 countries, heads of bilateral and multilateral development agencies, donor organizations, and civil society organizations from around the world will gather in Accra for the Third High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness.
This meeting has been promoted as (...)

, by Bitterlemons

A one, two or three state solution?

Two Palestinian views
– The only alternative to two states is conflict
by Ghassan Khatib
Israel is interested in and working on a future for the Gaza Strip that is different from that of the West Bank. Read more
Two Israeli views
– One state definitely not an option (...)

, by Pambazuka

The destruction of African agriculture

Biofuel production is certainly one of the culprits in the current global food crisis. But while the diversion of corn from food to biofuel feedstock has been a factor in food prices shooting up, the more primordial problem has been the conversion of economies that are largely (...)

, by AWID

Why Soldiers Rape

An alarming number of women soldiers are being sexually abused by their comrades-in-arms, both at war and at home. This fact has received a fair amount of attention lately from researchers and the press — and deservedly so.
But the attention always focuses on the women: where they were when (...)

Sanitation: A Human Rights Imperative

The Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE)

This booklet addresses the: Benefit of treating sanitation in human rights terms, Legal basis of the right to sanitation, State obligations and standards for differing environments, and Priority actions for governments and other stakeholders.
While there has been some progress on the (...)

, by Bilaterals

Pacific civil society organisations statement on trade justice

Pacific NGOs, churches and trade unions working on trade justice issues are concerned about the push for free trade agreements in the Pacific and the grave risk that these agreements pose for our people. For much of the past decade Pacific Island Countries have faced pressure from our developed (...)

, by Haayo-Mediatic

Communication experts endorse alternative media

About 120 communication experts, meeting in Accra, have endorsed a blend of modern information and communication technologies with traditional and other alternative media forms to disseminate information for development in the globalised world.
The participants, from Africa, the Caribbeans and (...)

ESCR-Net Collective Report on Business and Human Rights - 2008

ESCR-Net

ESCR-Net’s Corporate Accountability Working Group is pleased to announce the release of its Collective Report on Business and Human Rights.
Presented directly to Members of the 8th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva during the first week of June 2008, this Collective Report on (...)

, by CETRI

The Challenges for Fernando Lugo

Par Andrew Nickson

Fernando Lugo’s triumph in the Paraguayan presidential elections is historic, not only because it is the first time in the world that an ex-bishop has won a presidential election, but also because it marks the end of the Colorado Party’s hegemony, after more than sixty years in power. After his (...)