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.
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