Women

1. Tools & guidance
2. Examples of uses

 
___________________________________________________________________________________________

1. Tools & guidance

“Women’s Empowerment Principles, the UN Global Compact and the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights – Explanatory Note”, UN Global Compact, Women’s Empowerment Principles, 2012

“Business, Women’s and Children’s Rights”, National Human Rights Commission of the Philippines and the Canadian Human Rights Commission on behalf of the ICC Working Group on Business and Human Rights, 2012

For further tools & guidance, see the Resource Centre’s Tools & Guidance Portal.


2. Examples of uses

“Why human rights matter: a resource guide for integrating human rights into Communities and Social Performance work at Rio Tinto”, Rio Tinto, in partnership with Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM), Sustainable Minerals Institute at The University of Queensland, Jan 2013
See case study 7.

“Fighting trafficking is everyone’s business – corporations must strive for trafficking-free supply chains”, Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights, 14 Nov 2012

“Amman Declaration And Programme Of Action For Promoting Gender Equality”, Jordan National Centre for Human Rights, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Intl. Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, 7 Nov 2012

“UN experts call for more protection of human rights of vulnerable groups affected by business activities”, UN News Centre, 3 Nov 2012

“Barrick implements framework of remediation initiatives”, Barrick Gold, 23 Oct 2012
“Barrick Gold Corporation and the Porgera Joint Venture continue to take action in response to violence against women at the Porgera mine in Papua New Guinea.”
- "Barrick corrects false claims concerning Remediation Program at Porgera"

“Business, Women’s and Children’s Rights: Event background Note: 8 Nov 2012”, Intl. Coordinating Committee on Natl. Human Rights Institutions, Oct 2012

“Bringing a Human Rights Lens to Corporate Water Stewardship: Results of Initial Results”, Shift, Pacific Institute, Aug 2012
Includes example of gender-related impacts.

“Allegations of sexual harassment and abuse in Unilever’s Kericho plantation, Kenya: A case study of due diligence and certification processes”, Libby Abbott, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, Feb 2012
responses by Unilever & Rainforest Alliance also provided.

For further reports & articles, see the Resource Centre’s general sections on Women and Gender discrimination.

Get RSS feed of these results

Related stories and components

Article
14 October 2019

Kenya: A progress report on class action lawsuit against Metal Refinery EPZ for alleged pollution leading to deaths

Author: Center for Justice Governance and Environmental Action

"The Owino Uhuru class action suit progress report: From 2016-2019"...

Read more

Article
2 October 2019

Malawi: Women resort to having sex with fishermen in order to get something to eat

Author: Lameck Masina, Voice of America

"Poor Women in Malawi Forced to Trade Sex for Fish"...

Read more

Article
4 September 2019

Lesotho: Women's rights alliance group pressures Taiwanese factory into pact to end gender-based sexual harassment & violence at its plants

Author: Mark Gruenberg, Peoplesworld (USA)

‘Groups force Lesotho clothing factories owner to end gender-based violence’ 3 September 2019...

Read more

Article
26 August 2019

Kenya: Safaricom achieves 50 percent female employees target

Author: Paul Wafula, Business Daily (Kenya)

"Safaricom achieves 50pc female employees target"...

Read more

Article
13 August 2019

Kenya: Samasource on how its impact source model ensures it recruits from disadvantaged backgrounds, including women & youth

Author: Moses Omusolo, Standard Digital (Kenya)

"Impact sourcing and its contribution to the Economy"...

Read more

Article
9 August 2019

Kenya: How recruitment agencies & entertainment clubs are complicit in human trafficking

Author: Reuters

“From Asia to Africa: Women trafficked to Kenya's Bollywood-style dance bars”...

Read more

Article
9 August 2019

Kenya: How use of mercury to refine gold negatively affects artisanal miners' health

Author: Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Despite high health risks, women reluctant to abandon trade in gold"...

Read more

  • Related in-depth areas: Women
Article
5 August 2019

Uganda: Senior road construction company employee charged with sexually harassing junior staff

Author: Charles Etukuri & Godfrey Ojore, New Vision (Uganda)

"Road contractor charged with attempted rape"...

Read more

  • Related in-depth areas: Women
Story
25 July 2019

Kenya National Action Plan on Business & Human Rights

The Government through the Office of the Attorney General & Department of Justice has developed a National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights, a comprehensive strategy for protecting against human rights abuses by businesses, whether private...

See full story

Story
15 July 2019

Briefing on Business & Human Rights in Tanzania; covers extractives, agribusiness, & tourism

The Business and Human Rights Tanzania(BHRT), Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance(CHRAGG), and International Peace Information Service(IPIS) have released a briefing presents an overview of present-day business and human rights issues and...

See full story