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21 September 2015
Recent disasters in Bangladesh's garment industry have left hundreds of workers dead or injured. Women workers are taking more of a leadership role in the struggle to unionize.
19 September 2015
In ancient times, it's said that brewing sake was a women's craft. But for the past few hundred years women have been forbidden from brewing. That's changing in big ways.
28 August 2015
"The implied accusation that they are out to cheat government is an insult they can never forgive and forget."
23 August 2015
"The situation of women of African descent is a unique one: because of their gender they find themselves even more vulnerable and susceptible to exclusion."
26 July 2015
"Female Food Heroes" is a Tanzanian TV show produced by Oxfam that aims to empower and educate rural women who feed most of the families in the African nation.
22 July 2015
8 July 2015
Despite a crackdown on ride-hailing apps, many still see Uber as worth the risk. For drivers, the pay is high. For passengers, the fare is cheaper than similar Chinese services.
4 June 2015
“We are fighting for regularization so that we will not lose our livelihood. This is for all the workers abused by the company.”
29 May 2015
About 90 percent of the workforce in the factory are contractuals or temporary workers. The striking workers were violently dispersed by goons reportedly hired by the company.
28 May 2015
Like thousands of other children in Balochistan's capital city Quetta, 12 year-old Jummah and 11 year-old Razzaq are forced into child labor because of extreme poverty.
26 May 2015
An initial probe reveals that the factory violated several occupational health and safety standards, despite the government's assurances to the contrary.
21 May 2015
The April 2015 employment rate of 96.7 percent for new post-secondary graduates has surpassed the 2008 employment rate, just prior to the start of the long global economic downturn.
18 May 2015
In light of the devaluation of the Venezuelan bolivar, Venezuelans are crossing the border to work in Brazil and then return home with their earnings.
17 May 2015
Along Morocco’s Border With a Spanish Enclave, Women Shoulder Twice Their Weight ‘to Earn a Morsel of Bread’
These women carry loads of 100-200 lbs for the chance to earn $5 per day across the border from Spain's Ceuta to Morocco.
9 May 2015
Some Filipinos in Thailand criticized the deportation: "Offensive, hateful and downright irresponsible as [the remarks] are, they were not criminal."
3 May 2015
Tens of thousands of workers across the region trooped to the streets to demand higher wages, benefits, and other improvements amid rising living costs.
2 May 2015
1 May 2015
27 April 2015
More than 1,000 activists and leaders from various civil society organizations across Southeast Asia declared their position on human rights and growing economic inequality.
26 April 2015
The driver strike in Balochistan has caused significance inconvenience to the commuters of Quetta, especially those living in the Sariab area of the city. Where do politicians go from here?