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Australia- Visa rorts leave foreign workers in debt bondage #Migrantrights

EXCLUSIVE Victim: Bhawna Verma with her partner Harvinder Mehta and their son Kiyan Mahta. Photo: David Thorpe Hundreds of foreign workers and students are being forced into debt bondage after paying up to $40,000 for a skilled worker visa, with some… Continue Reading →

Hong Kong domestic workers lose residency case #Vaw #migrantworkers

Top court denies domestic workers from Philippines the same status that is available to other foreigners after seven years guardian.co.uk, Monday 25 March 2013 03.48 GMT   Hong Kong’s top court has denied permanent residency to two maids from the Philippines…. Continue Reading →

An Irresistible Force for Women’s Rights- IWHC

We did it! After two weeks of fierce negotiations at the United Nations’ annual Commission on the Status of Women, on March 15 more than 130 governments committed to ending violence against women and girls, and reached strong agreements to promote gender… Continue Reading →

PHillipines Supreme Court temoparily stops Reproductive Health (RH) Law #Vaw

SC stops RH for 120 days By Edu Punay (The Philippine Star) | Updated March 20, 2013 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC) temporarily stopped the executive branch yesterday from implementing the controversial Republic Act No. 10354 or the Reproductive… Continue Reading →

Commemorate World Day Against the Death Penalty #mustshare

  The Advocates Post By Rosalyn Park | 10:20 am Our graphic design volunteer, Cuong Nguyen, and I pondered the scribbles on our notepads, stumped. We were charged with developing this year’s poster forWorld Day Against the Death Penalty. World Day on… Continue Reading →

Bt Brinjal poses a risk to health, environment: Greenpeace report

NEW DELHI, April 30, 2012 ‘Spread of the Bt gene could make the brinjal a problematic weed‘ An independent enquiry has revealed that the cultivation of genetically engineered (GE, also called genetically modified, or GM) Bt brinjal poses risks to the environment and… Continue Reading →

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