Category - protection

  • January 2, 2017

    In her New Year message, the TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady has called for a “new bargain” for working people that gives them better protection at work and a fairer share of Britain’s success.

  • December 30, 2016

    The United Nations envoy for Syria has welcomed the announcement of a nationwide ceasefire between the Government and armed opposition groups that came into effect at midnight 29 December 2016.

  • November 15, 2016

    Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons’ report, Children in Custody 2015-16: an analysis of 12 to 18-year-olds’ perceptions of their experience in secure training centres and young offender institutions will be published today.

  • September 16, 2016

    More than 50 charities, NGOs and aid agencies working with refugees across the world have written to the Prime Minister, urging her to do more to tackle the global refugee crisis.

  • September 12, 2016

    Over two hundred faith leaders have called on the UK government “urgently to revise its policy” and “offer sanctuary to more refugees.

  • August 12, 2016

    More than half  of women, and nearly two-thirds of women aged 18-24, said they have experienced sexual harassment at work, according to a new research from the Trades Union Congress in collaboration with the Everyday Sexism Project.

  • July 29, 2016

    Amid reports that Aleppo is ‘de facto besieged’, as the war-battered city is now almost completely encircled by Syrian troops, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator has reiterated his demand for safe, regular and sustained access to the quarter of a million people trapped behind the front lines.

  • July 25, 2016

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, along with the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali, condemned the recent clashes in Kidal between forces of The Platform Movement and those of the Coordination of movements of Azawad, both of which are signatories to the country's peace agreement.

  • July 13, 2016

    The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has reported that the ceasefire in the crisis-gripped country appears to be “largely holding, barring sporadic gunfire”, while the UN refugee agency has urged countries to keep their borders open for people fleeing tensions in Juba, where the human rights wing has warned the situation is “deteriorating rapidly.”

  • May 23, 2016

    An illegal logging camp has been dismantled and fifteen loggers removed from an uncontacted Indian reserve in Peru.