Women

1. Tools & guidance
2. Examples of uses

 
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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.

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1 February 2013

[PDF] Barrick corrects false claims concerning Remediation Program at Porgera

Author: Barrick Gold

...MiningWatch Canada['s]...statement regarding the Remediation Framework...established by the Porgera Joint Venture (PJV)...was erroneous and misleading in a number of respects...[It] falsely claims that local women who suffered sexual violence at...

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1 January 2013

Why human rights matter: a resource guide for integrating human rights into Communities and Social Performance work at Rio Tinto

Author: Rio Tinto, in partnership with Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM), Sustainable Minerals Institute at The University of Queensland

We know that our decisions and actions, whether inadvertent or deliberate, can result in adverse human impacts. We also recognise that respecting human rights is a continual process which we will always strive to improve. We are determined to be...

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14 November 2012

Fighting trafficking is everyone’s business – corporations must strive for trafficking-free supply chains

Author: Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights

[The UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons] noted that there is wide international consensus that businesses are uniquely positioned to prevent or mitigate any risk of trafficking in the supply chains...“yet the connection between...

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7 November 2012

[PDF] Amman Declaration And Programme Of Action For Promoting Gender Equality

Author: Jordan National Centre for Human Rights (JNCHR), Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Intl. Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (ICC)

The Eleventh International Conference of the International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights took place in Amman, Jordan from 5-7 November 2012...The focus of the Conference was “The human...

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3 November 2012

UN experts call for more protection of human rights of vulnerable groups affected by business activities

Author: UN News Centre

A United Nations expert body has called on States and business enterprises to address the heightened risk of vulnerability, discrimination and marginalization of groups and communities whose human rights are affected by business activities across the...

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23 October 2012

Barrick implements framework of remediation initiatives

Author: Barrick Gold

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. The latest of these actions involves the implementation of the Olgeta Meri Igat Raits (All...

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1 October 2012

[DOC] Business, Women’s and Children’s Rights: Event Background Note: 8 November 2012

Author: Intl. Coordinating Committee on Natl. Human Rights Institutions, Working Group on Business and Human Rights

Early engagement of NHRIs on business, women and children’s human rights issues demonstrates their ability to be proactive actors within the field of business and human rights. Engagement on these themes also provides an opportunity for collaboration...

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1 August 2012

[PDF] Bringing a Human Rights Lens to Corporate Water Stewardship: Results of Initial Research

Author: Shift, Pacific Institute

When it comes to supporting the HRWS [human right to water and sanitation], the Guiding Principles help companies lay effective groundwork for their relationships with local communities and other stakeholders. Many corporate water stewardship...

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1 February 2012

[DOC] Allegations of sexual harassment and abuse in Unilever’s Kericho plantation, Kenya: A case study of due diligence and certification processes

Author: Libby Abbott, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

This paper examines Unilever’s management of alleged sexual harassment and abuse on their Kericho tea plantation in Kenya, and argues that on many dimensions the company took a defensive rather than proactive approach to the allegations, thereby...

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1 January 2012

[PDF] Business, Women’s and Children’s Rights

Author: 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

This Fact Sheet is intended to promote awareness and engagement of National Human Rights Institutions on business and human rights with a specific focus on women’s and children’s rights.

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