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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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Thomson Reuters Foundation Launches Stop Slavery Award

Published: Apr 04, 2016 – 09:00 AM EST

LONDON, Apr. 04 /CSRwire/ - The Thomson Reuters Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the world's biggest news and information provider, today launched a high-profile award as part of a drive aimed at engaging the world's biggest companies in the fight against forced labour....

New Database Shows What Companies Say They are Doing on Human Rights

Published: Mar 22, 2016 – 09:20 AM EST

NEW YORK, N.Y., Mar. 22 /CSRwire/ - A new database launched today gathers together for the first time companies' own reporting about how they are implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The UN Guiding Principles Reporting Database, developed by...

Search and Rescue Charity Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) Surpasses $1.5 Million Mark in US Donations through Partnership with Global Impact

Published: Mar 03, 2016 – 12:54 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va, Mar. 03 /CSRwire/ - In the face of the largest humanitarian crisis of our time, Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) surpassed the $1.5 million mark through a new base of U.S. donors in partnership with Global Impact. Images shared on social...

'Commerce of Caring' Podcast Series Highlights the Untold Stories of Children in Need, and the People of Retail Answering the Call

Published: Jan 25, 2016 – 10:05 AM EST

ATLANTA, Jan. 25 /CSRwire/ - (Marketwired) - A young woman from New Jersey rushes headlong into the Liberian Ebola crisis when most westerners are racing to get out. A Congolese wife and mother has the chance to leave one of the most impoverished...

Electronics Industry Supports Student Workers

Published: Dec 15, 2015 – 08:30 AM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 15 /CSRwire/ - The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), a nonprofit coalition of leading electronics companies dedicated to supply chain responsibility, today announced the results of a vocational school credentialing pilot program in China and other recent efforts to ensure...

Bechtel Launches Campaign to Raise Money for Syrian Refugees

Published: Dec 04, 2015 – 03:21 PM EST

RESTON, Va., Dec. 04 /CSRwire/ - Earlier this week, Bechtel announced a special campaign among its 58,000 employees to help the millions of Syrian families that have fled their homeland. The company's philanthropic entity, Bechtel Group Foundation, began the campaign with a US$50,000...

Spence-Chapin Announces New Foster Care Agency Partnerships

Published: Nov 17, 2015 – 09:00 AM EST

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 /CSRwire/ - Spence-Chapin, a non-profit adoption and family services agency, announced today, two separate partnerships - Catholic Guardian Services and The New York Foundling - both aim to service the New York City foster care population. Spence-Chapin will be...

Historic Forum in Peru on Energy Development and Participation of Indigenous Peoples Convenes Diverse Stakeholders for Dialogue and Positive Change

Published: Oct 28, 2015 – 08:15 AM EST

Co-organized by Equitable Origin and indigenous group AIDESEP with support from U.S. DOI and USAID, forum brings together indigenous leaders, government ministers, industry representatives, and a former OPEC Secretary General to foster dialogue for more inclusive and transparent energy development on indigenous lands.

Chevron's Star Witness in Retaliatory RICO Case Recants Accusations Against Ecuadorians and Their Counsel

Published: Oct 27, 2015 – 10:14 AM EST

QUITO, Ecuador , Oct. 27 /CSRwire/ - In a dramatic turn in the 22 year-old legal effort by Ecuadorian rainforest villagers to hold Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) to account for massive on-going environmental contamination in the Amazon, the key witness in Chevron's counter-suit...

New Deloitte University Press Report Shows How the Power of Partnership Can Help Stop Modern Slavery

Published: Oct 26, 2015 – 02:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 /CSRwire/ - Today, Deloitte University Press issued "The Freedom Ecosystem - How the Power of Partnership Can Help Stop Modern Day Slavery." The report, a collaborative effort between Deloitte and Free the Slaves, describes how the Freedom Ecosystem can use...

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