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Labor Department to Spend $1 Million to Increase Gender Equality in Work in Morocco
CNSnews ^ | September 20, 2013 | Melanie Hunter

Posted on 09/20/2013 4:03:14 PM PDT by opentalk

The Labor Department’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs plans to award up to $1 million in taxpayer dollars to increase gender equality at work in Morocco.

The purpose of the grant is “to help build the capacity of civil society organizations,including non-governmental organizations and trade unions,in the Kingdom of Morocco to address working women's issues and empower women to more fully exercise their labor rights.”

“Projects awarded funding will be expected to work with local organizations to enhance service delivery to women on matters related to their labor rights and interests and to raise public awareness of women's labor rights,” the grant said.

“Women face significant hurdles in their efforts to gain employment,earn wages and benefits equal to men,obtain equal opportunities for training,and gain promotions on the basis of merit. As a result,despite Morocco’s legal advances,the labor force participation of women has slightly decreased over the past twenty years,” the grant announcement said.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: federalfunds; labordept; morocco; statedept

1 posted on 09/20/2013 4:03:14 PM PDT by opentalk
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Labor Department hosts first rooftop same-sex wedding ceremony.

In the latest sign of just how far the administration has embraced same-sex marriage and the expansion of federal benefits to married gay couples, the Department of Labor headquarters building hosted a rooftop wedding between a worker and his partner Wednesday night.

Officials confirmed Thursday the wedding between a regional solicitor and his longtime mate. A reception in a conference room followed. No names were offered.

An official called it a “low-key” ceremony during which no federal funds were used. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez did not attend.

It is believed to be the first-ever same-sex marriage in a Cabinet-level headquarters building

2 posted on 09/20/2013 4:12:00 PM PDT by opentalk
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http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/sep/13/us-funding-green-jobs-creation-morocco/

U.S. funding green jobs creation —in Morocco


3 posted on 09/20/2013 4:14:52 PM PDT by opentalk
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We should do our nation building at home, not all over the world. What a radical idea, eh?


4 posted on 09/20/2013 4:20:48 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: opentalk
and America takes another one in the........

5 posted on 09/20/2013 4:21:35 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: opentalk

If some foreign country was doing that in the USA, any decent President would kick them the heck out.


6 posted on 09/20/2013 4:22:51 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: opentalk

Scuttle that spending. We have more important gender issues stateside. And cut the manpower at the Labor Department by 25% too.


7 posted on 09/20/2013 4:23:32 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Vlad the Impaler proposed no path to citizenhip. Consider that.)
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Budget crisis? What budget crisis?


8 posted on 09/20/2013 4:27:03 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: opentalk

This is not the business of the Dept. of Labor. Let the Moroccans work out their own gender programs.

Next you know, the DOL will be promoting man/camel marriages. Shish, is nothing sacred?


9 posted on 09/20/2013 5:21:32 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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