June 3, 2023

What can be done for workers in homes?

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By Joanna Ewart-James, Freedom United Last week, the Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery, Ms. Urmila Bhoola, released a shocking report[1] on the plight of potentially millions of marginalized migrant women who are domestic workers around the world, too often undervalued and abused.[2] Behind closed doors, domestic workers are at risk of being exploited […]

Latin America and Caribbean urgently need strong, legally binding treaty on environmental rights, say UN experts

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Press release by the Office of the United Nations’ High Commissioner for Human Rights. 27 NOVEMBER 2017|PRESS RELEASE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND HUMAN SETTLEMENTS GENEVA (27 November 2017) – UN rights experts* are urging governments in Latin America and the Caribbean to adopt a strong agreement on environmental rights, including rights to information, participation and access […]