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Underpaid migrant factory workers in...

Wages: Migrant workers in Thailand take...

Asia Pacific

Tue, Sep 22 2020

The MAP Foundation said global brands also had a responsibility to reimburse the workers in their supply...

Thailand's sex workers petition to decriminalize...

Thailand's sex workers petition to decriminalize...

Asia Pacific

Tue, Sep 22 2020

More than 24,000 people were arrested, prosecuted and fined for sex work-related offences in Thailand...

Wood, metal, paper and fabric can help...

Wood, metal, paper, fabric can help...

World

Tue, Sep 22 2020

North America, Europe and East Asia consume almost two-thirds of the world's plastics, the report...

Privacy concerns as India pushes digital...

Privacy concerns as India pushes digital...

South Asia

Tue, Sep 22 2020

It has been more than a decade since India created Aadhaar, the world's largest biometric identity...

UN: More children wed, risk trafficking...

UN: More children wed, risk trafficking...

South Asia

Fri, Sep 18 2020

More than 350 Rohingya trafficking cases were identified last year - about 15% involving children

Singapore, Helsinki, Zurich rank top...

Singapore, Helsinki, Zurich rank top...

World

Thu, Sep 17 2020

The Colombian city of Medellin, once notorious for its drug cartels but now a posterchild for smart planning,...

Efforts to fix air pollution gasp for...

Efforts to fix air pollution gasp for...

World

Tue, Sep 8 2020

Lockdowns had also revealed the speed with which air quality could be improved with less traffic and...

Climate fund for poor nations vows to...

Climate fund for poor nations vows to...

Coronavirus

Sun, Aug 23 2020

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) was set up under UN climate talks in 2010 to help developing nations tackle...

Millions in India face eviction amid...

Millions in India face eviction amid...

South Asia

Tue, Aug 18 2020

Nearly half of all evictions were for so-called city beautification drives, with infrastructure projects,...

'Covid-19 generation risks child marriage,...

'Covid-19 generation risks child marriage,...

World

Tue, Aug 18 2020

Of particular concern are an estimated 30 million children who may never return to school despite lockdowns...

Garment workers to graduates: Bangladeshi...

Bangladeshi women aim to shake up textile...

Bangladesh

Sun, Aug 2 2020

'Garment workers are the reason why Bangladesh's economy is doing well'

Will coronavirus thwart global efforts...

Will coronavirus thwart global efforts...

Coronavirus

Fri, Jul 31 2020

Although limited, there has been progress in the strengthening of laws, and supporting survivors

Greta Thunberg plans to donate $1m prize...

Greta Thunberg plans to donate $1m prize...

Europe

Tue, Jul 21 2020

The 17-year-old said in a video posted on Instagram that the award was 'more money than I can even...

Indian court grants bail to jailed gang...

Indian court grants bail to jailed gang...

South Asia

Fri, Jul 17 2020

The woman, 22, was imprisoned for two weeks because she insisted that two charity workers be present...

Coronavirus puts 4m girls at risk of...

Coronavirus puts 4m girls at risk of...

World

Fri, May 15 2020

A UN report last month predicted the pandemic could lead to an extra 13 million child marriages over...

Bangladesh unions urge government to...

Bangladesh unions urge government to...

Business

Wed, Apr 15 2020

A senior employment ministry official said the government had asked factory owners not to cut jobs

Covid-19: In Africa, handwashing could...

Covid-19: In Africa, handwashing could...

Africa

Sat, Mar 21 2020

Africa has been less severely hit by Covid-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus,...

UN official: Poor nations may see higher...

UN official: Poor nations may see higher...

World

Sun, Mar 15 2020

East Asia, Iran and European countries have been the worst hit so far, but the map showed a small number...

Women in Bangladesh promote hygiene...

Women in Bangladesh promote hygiene...

Bangladesh

Wed, Mar 11 2020

So far there are no reported cases of the virus in Bangladesh's densely-populated Cox's Bazar...

Modi hands over his social media accounts...

Modi hands over his social media accounts...

South Asia

Tue, Mar 3 2020

'This Women's Day, I will give away my social media accounts to women whose life & work inspire...

Indian top court orders equal roles...

Indian top court orders equal roles...

South Asia

Mon, Feb 17 2020

The Supreme Court also ordered the government to extend permanent service - which has only been applicable...