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NEPAL Peace Fails to Stop Female Workers’ Exodus

August 11, 2011

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Credit:Sudeshna Sarkar/IPS By Sudeshna SarkarShantimaya Dong Tamang’s bid to earn money as a domestic worker in Kuwait ended with her becoming a quadriplegic. KATHMANDU, Aug 10, 2011 (IPS) – Six years ago Shantimaya Dong Tamang went to Kuwait to work as an illegal domestic worker, falling for brokers’ tales of how she could earn good […]

NEPAL Peace Fails to Stop Female Workers’ Exodus

August 11, 2011

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Credit:Sudeshna Sarkar/IPS By Sudeshna SarkarShantimaya Dong Tamang’s bid to earn money as a domestic worker in Kuwait ended with her becoming a quadriplegic. KATHMANDU, Aug 10, 2011 (IPS) – Six years ago Shantimaya Dong Tamang went to Kuwait to work as an illegal domestic worker, falling for brokers’ tales of how she could earn good […]

Garment women still struggle with payscale and life in Bangladesh

August 9, 2011

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Bijoyeta Das – Women News Network – WNN MDG Stories Bangladeshi garment girl and the tools of her trade. Image: Bijoyeta Das After violent protests last year the Bangladeshi government nearly doubled the standard minimum wage for garment workers. The minimum wage is now $43 a month but even with this increase Bangladesh still has […]

Garment women still struggle with payscale and life in Bangladesh

August 9, 2011

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Bijoyeta Das – Women News Network – WNN MDG Stories Bangladeshi garment girl and the tools of her trade. Image: Bijoyeta Das After violent protests last year the Bangladeshi government nearly doubled the standard minimum wage for garment workers. The minimum wage is now $43 a month but even with this increase Bangladesh still has […]

Gender wage gap – Your period may be to blame.

July 27, 2011

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011by Jody Dallaire, Dieppe Advisory Committee on Equal Opportunity between Women and Men We’ve all heard jokes about women’s menstrual cycle. But did you know that women’s menstrual cycle is to blame for gender wage discrimination in society? At least, according to Alasdair Thompson, the recently-dismissed chief executive officer (CEO) of the […]