U.S. Labor Department limits child farmworker protection as dangers persist

U.S. Labor Department limits child farmworker protection as dangers persist

WNN Breaking (WNN/HRW) Washington, D.C.: The US Labor Department’s withdrawal of proposed rules to shield hired child farmworkers from the most dangerous tasks condemns children to be killed and maimed, Human Rights Watch said.  The proposed regulations would have updated for the first time in decades the list of tasks too dangerous for employed children […]

Kyrgyzstan: Women leadership advocates win NDI Albright grant

Kyrgyzstan: Women leadership advocates win NDI Albright grant

WNN Breaking (WNN) Washington, D.C. (U.S.): To support greater engagement for women’s leadership inside the expanding political terrain in Kyrgyzstan, the NDI – National Democratic Institute will be hosting a luncheon to celebrate the Albright grant award for supporting democracy in action to bring women into the process. With celebrity studded hosts that include PBS […]

Increase in women on executive boards points to worldwide benefits

Increase in women on executive boards points to worldwide benefits

WNN Breaking (WNN) NEW YORK, U.S.: “Now is the time to make women’s history, not just celebrate it,” says WomenCorporateDirectors’ co-founder Susan Stautberg, president of PartnerCom Corporation. In conjunction with Women’s History Month this March, WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) – the largest global membership organization of women board members – is taking significant steps to increase the […]

Legal advocates U.S. work to save lives by breaking Ugandan ‘anti-gay’ bill

Legal advocates U.S. work to save lives by breaking Ugandan ‘anti-gay’ bill

WNN Breaking (WNN) NEW YORK, U.S.: In a backlash with legislative initiatives in Uganda’s Parliament in what many advocates say is “the denial of human rights” to homosexual minorities in the region, the death penalty has been reinstated in a bill that has been brought back to the table. The provision specifically asks that the […]

U.S. university students work to improve campus policy on violence against women

U.S. university students work to improve campus policy on violence against women

WNN Breaking (WNN) NEW YORK, U.S.: For the second year in a row college students are using transparency to prevent, reduce and respond to sexual violence on university campuses across the U.S. The Campus Accountability Project (CAP) database has met its goal of participation from over 70 schools across the country. Currently, the database houses 233 […]

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