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Pandemic hazard for garment

Pandemic hazard for garment

Business

Mon, Oct 26 2020

About 40% of workers furloughed or laid off by the Covid-19 crisis were not back at work by the third...

David Attenborough: Covid-19 poses threat...

Covid-19 poses threat to climate-change...

World

Thu, Oct 22 2020

The last two decades saw the number of disasters caused by extreme weather nearly double to 6,681, up...

UN: Traffickers profiting as pandemic...

UN: Human traffickers profiting amid...

World

Mon, Oct 19 2020

'The difficulty is that trafficking is now even more underground and less visible'

Fashion brands accused of exploiting...

Fashion brands accused of exploiting...

South Asia

Fri, Oct 16 2020

Fashion companies cancelled orders worth billions of dollars earlier this year as Covid-19 shuttered...

As #MeToo turns three, founder launches...

#MeToo founder launches platform to...

North America

Thu, Oct 15 2020

The #MeToo movement took off three years ago, prompted by accusations of sexual misconduct against Hollywood...

No one to turn to? Poor Indian women...

Poor Indian women learn to ignore sexual...

South Asia

Wed, Oct 14 2020

The #MeToo campaign had little effect in remote, rural areas of India where sex crimes are rife

60% of girls on Facebook, Instagram,...

60% girls on social media harassed

World

Mon, Oct 5 2020

Attacks were most common on Facebook, where 39% of girls polled said they had been harassed

Belgium appoints Europe's first transgender...

Belgium appoints Europe's first transgender...

Europe

Sat, Oct 3 2020

In the USA, more than 880 openly LGBT+ candidates have appeared or will appear on ballots across the...

Intersex surgery 'abuses' condemned...

Intersex surgery 'abuses' condemned...

World

Thu, Oct 1 2020

It is the first time that unnecessary surgeries on children born with an indeterminate sex have been...

Thousands of jobless Bangladeshi garment...

Scores of RMG workers fear layoffs

Business

Thu, Oct 1 2020

At least 70,000 people are estimated to have been laid off after $3.5 billion-worth of clothing orders...

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'