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Carnival Corporation Joins United Nations Initiative Promoting Workplace Equality

World's largest leisure travel company joins over 270 companies supporting the U.N.'s Standards of Conduct for Business to tackle discrimination and promote equality for LGBTI workers and society at-large
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MIAMI, January 31, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, recently announced it is among the first companies to join the United Nations' Standards of Conduct for Business, a global campaign seeking to tackle discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans & intersex (LGBTI) people in the workplace and in society. Carnival Corporation joins 272 major corporations as early supporters of the LGBTI diversity and inclusion initiative.

A Dream Deferred

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What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore-
-and then run? 
Does it stink like rotten meat? 
Or crust and sugar over- 
-like a syrupy sweet? 

Maybe it just sags 
like a heavy load. 

Or does it explode?

- Langston Hughes, 1959, ‘Dream Deferred’ (Harlem) from The Panther & the Lash

Discovery Education, USC Shoah Foundation and DC Web Fest Kick Off First-Ever Excellence in Social Impact Category to Inspire Youth to Fight Against Hate and Discrimination

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Discovery Education, USC Shoah Foundation and the DC Web Fest have collaborated, for the first time ever, to uplift USC Shoah Foundation’s Teaching with Testimony Stronger Than Hate Challenge. During, D.C. Web Fest’s 7th Annual Festival hosted this April, film makers engaged in a meaningful dialogue about leveraging the power of testimony and film to fight against discrimination, hate and injustice.

It's Time to Invest in Her - 2019 the Year of Investing in Women

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by Joe Keefe President and CEO, Pax World Funds

We are in a moment. The moment of Time’s Up and #MeToo. The moment of women’s marches. The moment of Harvey Weinstein and Justice Kavanaugh. The moment when more women than ever before have been elected to public office. It’s also the moment when investors have an historic opportunity to become a powerful force for advancing gender equality across the globe.

Business Pushes Back Against Discrimination Laws - The Minute

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Bank of America is at the center of an unusual business coalition. Joined by American Airlines, Lowe’s, Facebook, and PayPal and some 90 other national corporations doing business in North Carolina, it is publicly leading corporate arguments for repeal of that state’s new law that forbids municipal ordinances protecting people against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

RAGS Update: Gender Equity in India's Garment Sector

The trainings adapted the ILO's participatory gender audits and launched Phase 2 of the project's onsite factory work
Newsletter

In late April, SAI launched Phase 2 of its RAGS Project to promote gender equity in India's garment sector. Building on the RAGS Project curriculum - "Management Systems to Address Gender Discrimination," SAI initiated the onsite engagement of factories in India. 30 factories will participate, completing the final phase by July 31.

Human Rights Training Draws on Past Experiences in Tea

Interview with SAI Lead Trainer Sanjiv Singh on his early tea plantation experience and its impact on his work to train for human rights at work
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Sanjiv Singh is Social Accountability International's (SAI) Lead Trainer and Authorized Representative for in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). In late March and early April 2013, Mr. Singh spent two weeks in New York, where he led two training courses - SAI's Basic and Advanced SA8000 auditor training course.

In this interview with SAI Communications Manager Joleen Ong, Mr. Singh reflects on his early roots as a tea plantation Manager in Assam, the current labor issues encountered in the Middle East and the value of the training courses to learn the basics of 'human rights at work.'   

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Sanjiv Singh is Social Accountability International's (SAI) Lead Trainer and Authorized Representative for in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). In late March and early April 2013, Mr. Singh spent two weeks in New York, where he led two training courses - SAI's Basic and Advanced SA8000 auditor training course.

In this interview with SAI Communications Manager Joleen Ong, Mr. Singh reflects on his early roots as a tea plantation Manager in Assam, the current labor issues encountered in the Middle East and the value of the training courses to learn the basics of 'human rights at work.'   

RAGS Project Engages Primark on Gender Discrimination

Primark's Ethical Trade Manager explains how the RAGS project workshops support the company's supplier development initiatives
Newsletter
In 2012, Social Accontability International's (SAI) RAGS Project exceeded its targets for number of participants in workshops to combat gender discrimination in the ready-made garment sector by raising awareness through the workshop, 'Management Systems to Address Gender Discrimination.' Led by SAI I

SAI Releases Annual Report

The Annual Report highlights SAI's efforts in 2011 to advance and implement 'human rights at work'
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SAI is pleased to announce the publication of its Annual Report, highlighting its efforts to advance and implement 'human rights at work' in 2011. 

SAI's RAGS Project Exceeds Targets to Combat Gender Discrimination

The Project’s workshops in India offer a timely focus on gender discrimination to foster change
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SAI's RAGS Project continues at full steam across India. Led by SAI India Project Director Rishi Sher Singh, the project in 2012 convened 13 workshops, with 307 participants from 131 factories to implement “Management Systems to Address Gender Discrimination” in the ready-made garment sector. This exceeds the project’s initial targets of 270 participants and 100 factories.
 
These trainings are being supported and co-delivered by local organizations such as SAVE in Tirupur and Sutradhara in Delhi. The RAGS program is supported by UKAID from the Department for International Development (DFID).
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SAI's RAGS Project continues at full steam across India. Led by SAI India Project Director Rishi Sher Singh, the project in 2012 convened 13 workshops, with 307 participants from 131 factories to implement “Management Systems to Address Gender Discrimination” in the ready-made garment sector. This exceeds the project’s initial targets of 270 participants and 100 factories.
 
These trainings are being supported and co-delivered by local organizations such as SAVE in Tirupur and Sutradhara in Delhi. The RAGS program is supported by UKAID from the Department for International Development (DFID).

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