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As Countries Turn Inward, Companies Stand Up for Humanity. Let’s Applaud and Encourage Them.

By Neal Keny Guyer, CEO at Mercy Corps
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Skyrocketing numbers of people fleeing conflict. Increasing frequency and severity of natural disasters. Decreased diplomatic efforts. Slashed foreign aid budgets. A West that is increasingly embracing narrow nationalism and isolation. It all leaves us in the humanitarian community concerned for the future of our interconnected world.

HP’s Pledge to Educate 100,000 More Learners Across Africa by 2021

by Andre Bodson, Managing Director, Emerging Markets HP
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I watched with pride as HP’s MD of Central Africa and Nigeria, Ify Afe, took to the stage at the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 to announce our pledge to empower another 100,000 learners across Africa in the next three years. This follows our commitment at last year’s Festival to invest more than $20 million in improving education for over 100 million people by 2025.

FedEx Provides Free Admission to National Center for Civil and Human Rights Super Bowl Saturday in Atlanta

Second annual FedEx Free Day highlights new exhibits including Breaking Barriers: Sports for Change examining sports and activism
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ATLANTA, January 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The National Center for Civil and Human Rights will host a FedEx Free Day, Saturday February 2, providing free admission to all visitors courtesy of presenting sponsor FedEx.

Responsible Minerals Initiative Releases Blockchain Guidelines to Drive Alignment in Mineral Supply Chain Due Diligence

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., December 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), a coalition of leading companies dedicated to improving the security and human rights conditions in their mineral supply chains, today announced voluntary guidelines to drive the common adoption of definitions and concepts in the application of blockchain-enabled solutions.

Let's Stand up for Equality, Justice and Human Dignity

Symantec celebrates International Human Rights day with a look at its support of the United Nations Global Compact and Sustainable Development Goals
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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turned 70 last week. This milestone document proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being -- regardless of race, color, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and Discovery Education Launch ‘Speak Truth to Power’ Virtual Field Trip to Inspire and Engage the Next Generation of Human Rights Defenders

RFK Human Rights President Kerry Kennedy, Human Rights Advocate Van Jones, March for Our Lives Youth Activist Naomi Wadler, Among Others Underscore the Importance of Community Engagement and Advocacy During Virtual Fireside Chat
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SILVER SPRING, Md., December 5, 2018 /3BL Media/  In celebration of Human Rights Day, Robert F.

VIDEO | Hanes' Partnership with Invisible People Brings Comfort to America’s Homeless

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Mark Horvath, founder of Invisible People, explains why he believes a simple pair of white socks can make a dramatic difference in the lives of the estimated 3.5 million men, women and children that sleep in shelters, transitional housing and public places not meant for human habitation.

VIDEO | Hanes National Sock Drive Raises Awareness of Homelessness in America

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Every year approximately 3.5 million men, women and children experience homelessness – and more than a million of those living homeless are employed full- or part-time. Hanes is entering its ninth year of working to raise awareness of this issue and bring comfort to those who need it most by supporting agencies fighting homelessness in every state – and you can help.

Join GRI's Live Stream on Meaningful Reporting at the UN Forum on Business & Human Rights

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On Wednesday 28 November, GRI will host a session at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva, 'Toward meaningful reporting on human rights’. ​This session will invite discussion on what is needed to increase and improve corporate human rights reporting and communication, including barriers to reporting and how these may be overcome, as well as how best to report on human rights due diligence and human rights impacts.

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