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'Egypt's battle to end female genital mutilation'

Egypt is still struggling to prevent the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM), which 90% of women under the age of 50 have had to suffer. 97 more words

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'Amid rubble, Rio residents fight Olympics evictions'

Mass protests in Brazil drew attention to the violation of the right to housing of many Brazilians during the preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. 73 more words

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'Drought shaming' is being used to try to force Nestle out of California

The new ‘drought shaming’ phenomena in California is going beyond concerned citizens publicly shaming neighbours into conserving water. The trend uses social media to publicise the fact that people are acting irresponsibly in terms of water consumption. 135 more words

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What is the Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership?

This fantastic video introduces the TTIP and explains the controversy surrounding the adoption of an agreement between the EU and US which would allow corporations to take states to court for damaging their interests. 50 more words

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'The Truth about Trade Agreements'

Tessa Khan (APWLD Programme Officer) called for more transparency and the proper review of investor state settlement cases after disputes involving Egypt’s attempt to increase minimum wage, and El Salvador’s right to keep drinking water unpolluted by the extractive industry. 48 more words

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A great example of how businesses can help protect human rights!

IKEA is about to start mass-production of flat-pack emergency shelters, to help house refugees and people affected by humanitarian crises and natural disasters. After 40 successful test units, IKEA is set to produce and ship 1, 000 housing units. 55 more words

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Yet another disturbing example of private interests overriding public need

Annington Homes, a property business in the United Kingdom, is ‘poised to bulldoze 142 homes’ in Sweets Way estate, North London. The local community (supported by… 95 more words

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