March 02, 2015

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Human Rights is an ideology, belief, and movement that supports the notion that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and thus have inalienable rights including the right to life and liberty, freedom of thought and expression, and equality before the law.


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Spence-Chapin Adoption Services Names Adam Cotumaccio President

Press Release Published: Feb 25, 2015 – 05:00 AM EST

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 25 /CSRwire/ - Spence-Chapin, a non-profit adoption and family services agency, today announced a further endorsement of Adam Cotumaccio's leadership by naming him President. Cotumaccio was previously COO/CFO of the 107-year-old agency. Maud Welles, President of the Spence-Chapin Board,...

94 Companies & 41 Governments Publicly Disclose Actions on Business & Human Rights

Press Release Published: Feb 25, 2015 – 04:00 AM EST

LONDON, Feb. 25 /CSRwire/ - New interactive platforms launched today reveal how companies and governments are addressing human rights impacts of business, finding that while there are many inspirational examples of action, much more needs to be done. Business Human Rights Resource Centre...

First Comprehensive Guidance for Companies on Human Rights Reporting Launches in London

Press Release Published: Feb 24, 2015 – 10:41 AM EST

LONDON, Feb. 24 /CSRwire/ - The first comprehensive guidance for companies to report on human rights issues in line with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) launches today in London. The guidance, the United Nations Guiding Principles Reporting...

Anti-Human Trafficking Activists in North America Are Binding Together to Fight Modern Day Slavery and Sexual Violence

Press Release Published: Feb 18, 2015 – 07:59 AM EST

TORONTO, Feb. 18 /CSRwire/ - (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Human trafficking and modern day slavery, a crime that goes unseen in most cases has gained recent attention from several human rights activists, political figures as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and celebrities as...

Chevron-DeLeon Settlement In Ecuador Case Will Lead to More Funds for Environmental Clean-up, Villagers Say

Press Release Published: Feb 16, 2015 – 03:49 PM EST

NEW YORK, NY, Feb. 16 /CSRwire/ - Chevron's settlement with London-based businessman Russell DeLeon over his support for indigenous rainforest villagers in Ecuador will lead to more funds for environmental clean-up and ultimately backfire against the oil giant, says a spokesperson for the...

Founder of Safe Hands for Girls Recognized by Points of Light on International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Press Release Published: Feb 09, 2015 – 02:56 PM EST

ATLANTA, Feb. 09 /CSRwire/ - Points of Light, the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, announced today that it has recognized Jaha Dukureh for her exemplary work to end female genital mutilation- with The Daily Point of Light Award. The award recognizes...

Community Works Teams With U.S. Agencies on Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery

Press Release Published: Feb 05, 2015 – 09:43 AM EST

WASHINGTON, Feb. 05 /CSRwire/ - (Globe Newswire) - The community leaders of Toronto have called upon Community Works Canada to gauge modern day slavery, human trafficking, and sexual violence in North America withthe support of United Nations War on Human Trafficking Association and...

Chevron’s Battered Image Over Ecuador Ecological Disaster Takes Another Hit In Davos

Press Release Published: Jan 23, 2015 – 08:45 AM EST

DAVOS, SWITZERLAND, Jan. 23 /CSRwire/ - Prominent Swiss environmental organizations have crowned Chevron with an embarrassing "lifetime achievement" award for dumping billions of gallons of toxic waste into streams and rivers in Ecuador's rainforest relied on by local indigenous communities for their water....

Spence-Chapin Services To Families & Children Announces New Leadership

Press Release Published: Dec 17, 2014 – 05:00 AM EST

NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 17 /CSRwire/ - Spence-Chapin, a non-profit adoption and family services agency, announced today a change in leadership. Executive Director Emily Forhman has decided to seek new opportunities after a successful three-year tenure. Forhman will be succeeded by current COO/CFO,...

Chevron Maneuvering to Block Ecuadorian Villagers From Enforcing $9.5 billion Judgment in Canadian Courts

Press Release Published: Dec 10, 2014 – 12:52 PM EST

OTTAWA, Dec. 10 /CSRwire/ - Trying to make good on its promise of a "lifetime of litigation" to avoid paying for a clean-up of Ecuador's rainforest, Chevron will ask the Supreme Court of Canada this week to create a new jurisdictional hurdle that...

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