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Tools & Guidance

Tools and guidance to strengthen connections between gender, business and human rights.

This section contains tools and guidance to strengthen connections between gender, business and human rights. 

Danish Family Planning Association, "Gender Equality and the Right to Health: A Guideline for Businesses" (2020)

Human Rights Watch, "A Guide to the 2019 ILO Violence and Harassment Convention" (2020)

International Women's Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific, "Feminist Approaches to Counter Trafficking: A Manifesto" (2020) 

UN Working Group on the Issue of Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and other Business Enterprises: "Gender Dimensions of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights" (2019)

International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific, “Shadow Report Guidelines on Women’s Right to Work and Women’s Rights at Work” (2019)

European Institute for Gender Equality, “Gender Mainstreaming: Gender Audit” (2019)

BSR, "Making Women Workers Count: A Framework for Conducting Gender Responsive Due Diligence in Supply Chains" (2019)

Ethical Trading Initiative, “Base Code Guidance: Gender and the Base Code” (2018)

UN Sustainable Development Group, “UNCT-SWAP Gender Equality Scorecard” (2018)

International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific, “Framework on Rights of Sex Workers & CEDAW” (2018)

BSR, “Gender Equality in Social Auditing Guidance” (2018)

International Finance Corporation, “Unlocking Opportunities for Women and Business: A Toolkit of Actions and Strategies for Oil, Gas, and Mining Companies” (2018)

UNICEF, “Gender Toolkit: Integrating Gender in Programming for Every Child in South Asia” (2018)

Equality and Human Rights Commission, “Pressing for progress: women’s rights and gender equality in 2018” (2018)

International Finance Corporation, "Women-owned businesses and the Supply Chain: Tools to help companies identify and develop women-owned suppliers and suppliers with significant numbers of female employees" (2018)

BSR, “Gender Equality in Codes of Conduct Guidance” (2017)

Maria Masood, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, “Trade and Gender Toolbox” (2017)

UN Global Impact, “WEPs Gender Gap Analysis Tool” (2017)

BSR, “Women’s Safety in the Workplace Toolkit” (2017)

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), “Action Agenda on Mainstreaming Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) in ASEAN”(2017)

UN Women, The Power of Procurement: How to Source from Women-Owned Business: Corporate Guide to Gender-Responsive Procurement (2017)

European Institute for Gender Equality, “Gender Impact Assessment: Gender Mainstreaming Toolkit” (2016)

Oxfam and Australian AID, “Balancing the scales: Using gender impact assessment in hydropower development” (2013)

Australian Human Rights Commission, “Women in male-dominated industries: A toolkit of strategies” (2013)

Asian Development Bank, “Tool Kit on Gender Equality Results and Indicators” (2013)

The World Bank, “The World Bank Toolkit: Gender issues in monitoring and evaluation in agriculture” (2012)

Asian Development Bank, “Gender Tool Kit: Energy Going Beyond the Meter” (2012)

Asian Development Bank, “Gender Tool Kit: Public Sector Management” (2012)

UN Global Impact and UN Women, “Women’s Empowerment Principles – Equality Means Business” (2010)

United Nations Human Settlements Programme, “Gender in Local Government: A Sourcebook for Trainers” (2008)

European Commission, “Manual for Gender Mainstreaming of Employment Policies” (2007)

International Labour Organization, “Toolkit for Mainstreaming Employment and Decent Work” (2007)

Association of African Universities, “A Toolkit for Mainstreaming Gender in Higher Education in Africa” (2006)

United Nations Development Programme, “Gender Mainstreaming Tools Marketplace” (2006)

Caroline Moser, “An Introduction to Gender Audit Methodology: Its design and implementation in DFID Malawi” (2005)

United Nations Development Programme, “Energy and Gender for Sustainable Development: A Toolkit and Resource Guide” (2004)

Regional Association of Oil and Natural Gas Companies in Latin America and the Caribbean, “Guidelines for the Implementation of Gender Policies and Strategies” (2003)

Barbara Swirski, “What is a Gender Audit” (2002)

Canadian International Development Agency, “Guide to Gender-Sensitive Indicators” (1997)

AusAID, “Guide to Gender and Development” (1997)