Human Rights

This Might Be The Best Reason Ever To Feel Good About Buying A Chromebook (GOOG, INTC)

This means that the Intel computer chips that power the device won’t use materials that came from slave labor. You’ve probably heard of Blood Diamonds, diamonds that come from war-torn areas in Africa and mines run by warlords known for horrific human rights abuses. But did you know that many of the consumer electronic devices …

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CWRUs Inamori International Center selects human rights activist Dr. Denis Mukwege for 2014 Inamori Prize for Ethics

The desire to heal those for whom his father prayed inspired a life’s devotion to do the same through medicine. Mukwege, 59, a deeply committed physician and human rights activist, has worked tirelessly with and for women who have suffered excruciatingly traumatic and violent attacks in the name of war. Panzi has become a beacon …

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Serbia Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Market Growth Analysis, Challenges and Industry Key Players – Telekom Serbia, VIP Mobile, Telenor Serbia – 2019-2025

Economic difficulties prompted the government to adopt a range of fiscal measures to raise revenue, including a short-term imposition of a 10% tax on telecom services. Similarly, the economic difficulties, compounded by a range of regulatory measures, saw a steady fall in telecom market revenue for a number of years although not all markets were …

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Liberator, Inc. Launches Take Heart Project for Charity

The organizations were each selected carefully to tie into an element of Liberator’s mission. The Sierra Club’s environmental endeavors were an inspiration for Liberator’s unique vacuum-compression packaging, which reduces environmental impact by significantly decreasing the shipping space and packaging materials needed for delivery. With all products crafted exclusively in the USA, Liberator is also hugely …

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Medical Marijuana, Inc. CEO a Featured Speaker at Joyworks Wonders Speaker Series in San Diego

The event, the first of this speaker series, features Dr. Titus’ presentation on the wellness benefits of cannabis and cannabidiol (CBD) and will conclude with a Q&A opportunity for attendees to learn more on the topic. Joyworks is a socially conscious lifestyle brand with the mission to help people choose joy and lead a life …

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John Marshalls International Law and ADR Programs Rated Among the Best in the Country

preLaw magazine rated John Marshall’s Alternative Dispute Resolution program among the top 10 in the country and the law school’s International Law program among the top 20. “We are pleased to receive continued recognition for our curriculum and programs,” said Dean Darby Dickerson. “Our law school prepares ours students to be practice-ready and provide them …

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Whirlpool Corporation Named One of the World”s Most Admired Companies

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., February 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Today, Fortune Magazine named Whirlpool Corporation one of the World’s Most Admired Companies for the seventh consecutive year, recognizing the company’s excellent reputation among corporate stakeholders. “We’re extremely proud of being recognized again on this prestigious list,” said Jeff Fettig, Chairman and CEO of Whirlpool Corporation. …

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Oceana Report Exposes Thousands of Suspected Vessel Rendezvous at Sea

This image shows global hotspots of likely transshipments between refrigerated cargo vessels and the largest commercial fishing vessels from 2012 to 2016. (Graphic: Business Wire) Transshipping enables fishing vessels to remain at sea for extended periods of time. Fishing vessels and refrigerated cargo vessels rendezvous at sea in order to transfer seafood, fuel or supplies. …

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Stock Exchange Bells Ring Around the World in Support of Gender Equality

Toronto – March 8, 2017 – Representatives of Ring the Bell for Gender Equality partners, including Women in ETFs Canadian Chapter Co-Head, Deborah Frame, joined Jos Schmitt – President and CEO, Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc., to open the NEO Exchange in celebration of International Women’s Day 2017. The Honourable Charles Sousa – Ontario’s Minister of …

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AT&T Expands Eco-Ratings to Include Tablets and Social Factors in Rating Criteria

AT&T-branded handsets such as feature phones, smartphones and tablets that enter its pipeline in 2015 will receive a one to five star eco-rating based on Eco-Rating 2.0 criteria. Devices rated under these new criteria are expected to enter the marketplace in the first half of 2015. “Our new eco-rating system empowers consumers to make better …

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Government Accountability Office Reports More Information on Smelters is Needed

The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) conducted a study, Stakeholder Options for Responsible Sourcing Are expanding, but More Information on Smelters is Needed. In 2011, in response to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development set out to create a strategy …

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Women are Key to Fighting Radical Extremism and Terrorism: A Response to President Obamas State of the Union Address

New York, NY (PRWEB) January 28, 2015 In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama spoke about the United States taking a support role in combating terrorism. In the same way the United States will partner with nations and their security forces to “deny safe haven to terrorists who threaten America,” the AHA …

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1.6 Million-Member American Federation of Teachers Bans Coca-Cola Products Citing Child Labor and Human Rights Record

New York, NY (PRWEB) November 18, 2014 “refrain from serving or selling Coca-Cola products at its offices…at any venue for its events, meetings conferences and conventions; and ‘recommend to all its affiliates that they not serve or sell Coca-Cola products at their offices and…at venues for their events; and ‘encourage them to participate in campaigns …

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King & Spalding Ranked Among Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – November 19, 2014) – King & Spalding earned a top score of 100 percent in the Corporate Equality Index 2015, a report card on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality in corporate America. King & Spalding scored a maximum rating in all nine categories, earning the coveted distinction of “Best Places …

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Diageo Recognized by Human Rights Campaign as ‘Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality’ for Seventh Year in a Row

The 2015 CEI rated 971 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. Diageo’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria resulted in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a …

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Navigant”s Continued Investment in Promoting Diversity & Inclusion Leads to Sixth Consecutive Perfect Score on Corporate Equality Index

“As a firm, we have continued to develop programs and initiatives that create and promote an inclusive environment for all,” stated Gene Raffone, Executive Director and Chief Human Capital Officer at Navigant. “We’re honored by the continued recognition by the Corporate Equality Index for our efforts on behalf of the LGBT community. We are committed …

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The Bakken Invitation Announces 2014 Honorees: 10 Inspiring People Who Live On and Give On

The Bakken Invitation Award recognizes outstanding contributions of service, volunteerism, and leadership. Every year, Bakken Invitation Honorees nominate charities of their choice to each receive a $20,000 grant from Medtronic Philanthropy. The honorees also travel to Hawaii in 2015 for a community service and celebration event where they meet Medtronic co-founder and program inspiration, Earl …

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Ontario Human Rights Commission Warns Gender Discrimination in Migrant Recruitment a Human Rights Violation

TORONTO, ONTARIO — (Marketwired) — 12/11/14 — The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has issued a statement regarding a recruitment program run by the federal government, in the wake of data pointing to the systemic exclusion of hiring women. The Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP), administered by the federal government, brings more than 18,000 seasonal …

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Statement by Dr. Samuel Rodriguez, President National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) / CONELA Regarding President Obamas announced plans to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba and ease economic restrictions on the nation

“First, I am concerned that normalizing diplomatic ties without addressing Castro’s horrendous human rights record serves as a defacto endorsement for one of the most oppressive regimes in recent history. As a result of Castro’s totalitarian rule, millions live in poverty, thousands lie in prisons, and many have lost their lives. In addition, the God-given …

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New Findings of Independent Review of Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety Indicate Major Progress in Efforts to Improve Safety in Bangladesh Garment Factories

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 “Thank you all for joining us today. I’m Ellen Tauscher, former Member of the U.S. Congress and Independent Chair of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety-a position I’ve had the honor of holding since last August, shortly after the Alliance was established. Today’s event marks an important milestone-and a …

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Hershey Announces Enhanced Palm Oil Sourcing Policy

The comprehensive sourcing policy details the requirements to which all suppliers in the company’s palm oil supply chain will be held accountable. In addition to provisions that protect against deforestation, preserve native species’ habitats and protect the environment, the new sourcing policy also provides details on labor and human rights protections and the inclusion of …

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Rael supports request by Indias Modi for U.N. Security Council reform

Rael said the only possible explanation for such an extreme lack of proportional representation is “Western imperialism and colonialism”! “This situation is totally unacceptable,” he said. He then drew a parallel between the non-proportional representation on the Security Council and the U.N.’s continued failure to replace the Christian calendar with a secular one. “Unless the …

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Include Women: The Social and Financial Inclusion of Women and Girls with Disabilities

The institutionalization and segregation of people with disabilities is one of the great human rights challenges of our time. Women and girls with disabilities are at especially great risk of social and economic exclusion because of both their gender and their disability. Between discriminatory laws and practices, as well as stigmatizing attitudes and beliefs, there …

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