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2016 ITUC Global Rights Index released: Workers' rights weakened in most regions

Weakening of workers’ rights in most regions is being aggravated by severe crackdowns on freedom of speech and assembly, according to the 2016 ITUC Global Rights Index.

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Ignoring Technology ‘No Longer Optional’ for Not-for-Profits

As the sector transitions to client-centered care and outcomes-based funding, Not-for-Profits must significantly improve their focus on technology, according to new research.

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"Shameful and inhumane response to refugee quota, a stain on our country's reputation."

Amnesty International says the announcement by Prime Minister John Key that New Zealand will not be increasing the refugee quota for two years is absolutely shameful in the face of the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis.

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Women still being sidelined in peace building

Women are not being effectively use to help build peace and security in the world is the message that civil society gender experts are highlighting as they launch the 3rd Annual Report Card on Australia’s National Action Plan for Women, Peace and Security.

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Adapting Rwanda's economy to a changing climate

Climate change is already under way and set to continue for the next few decades, even as countries take action to tackle its longer-term effects. Developing countries that depend heavily on farming, fishing and forestry are especially vulnerable. Rwanda is such a case: its lucrative tea and coffee sectors employ millions of Rwandans.

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Four steps to a more caring economy

The UK's economy, as it stands, is not designed to help us care for each other. There are 6.5 million carers in the UK – people who care, unpaid, for a disabled, older or ill family member or friend. Carers UK estimate that this unpaid care is worth an estimated £119bn per year – considerably more than total spending on the NHS. It is largely unrecognised and unvalued.

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'Poverty porn': ACFID denounces use of 'pity' advertising in fundraising campaigns

CID's Australian sister organisation, ACFID, has spoken out in a debate over the portrayal of people as 'pitiful' by aid organisations in order to attract donations.

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Imagining development in the least developed countries: what does this mean for the SDGs?

The challenges and opportunities that the Sustainable Development Goals create for the least developed countries will be discussed at an event in London next month.

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Saudi Arabia has been given a free pass to bomb schools and hospitals in Yemen

By removing the Saudis from a blacklist of those violating children’s rights, only days after placing them on that list, the UN is betraying its own credibility, along with some of the world's most vulnerable people.

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The looking-glass world of fossil fuel subsidies

The G7 has just promised to end fossil fuel subsidies by the year 2025. Hooray! But what does that mean?

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