Women in Turkey against a one-man regime

In Turkey, feminists are saying "No" to the proposed constitutional reform. With referendum campaigns off to a start in Turkey, NGOs believe that the changes will hurt women’s rights.

On April 16, a referendum will be held in Turkey to expand the powers of the presidency. As soon as its date was set, "Yes" and "No" campaigns, calling to vote for or against the constitutional reforms proposed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, picked up speed on social media.

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Documentary Shows Tide Turn Against Labor Activism

Last month saw the long-anticipated trials of three Guangdong labor activists charged with “gathering a crowd to disturb social order.” Panyu Workers’ Center founder Zeng Feiyang and two associates received suspended prison sentences which, though unexpectedly light due to their admissions of guilt, are likely to constrain their activities for years to come. Following repeated recent warnings of foreign conspiracies against China, state media emphasized the Center’s relationship with Hong Kong-based NGO China Labour Bulletin.

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What businesses taking a stand against Donald Trump can learn from NGOs

A number of businesses have stepped forward to oppose Donald Trump’s executive orders and the infamous “travel ban”, in particular. CEOs have denounced it on social media, including Nike, Twitter, Netflix, Microsoft and others. Lyft, a ride-sharing company, pledged to donate US$1m to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) over the next four years. Starbucks committed to hiring 10,000 refugees. Google created a “crisis campaign”, matching donations of users and directing the funds towards several human rights organisations.

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