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Updating the Resource Centre Digital Platform

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is at a critical point in its development. Our digital platform is home to a wealth of information on business and human rights, but hasn’t had a visual refresh for a number of years.

We will soon be updating the site to improve its usability and better serve the thousands of people that use our site to support their work.

Please take an advance peek at our new look, and let us know what you think!

Thank you,
Alex Guy, Digital Officer

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Women's Human Rights & Business: What ASEAN governments and businesses can do to support gender equality and the empowerment of women in the workplace

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre contributes to new report from Oxfam GRAISEA that presents recommendations on how governments and businesses can promote gender equality and the empowerment of women at the workplace.

Full paper        Gender & human rights portal   

 

Business & human rights in Southeast Asia portal

In this briefing, we focus on six priority issues affecting ASEAN women workers:

1. Sexual harassment and violence against women;
2. Discrimination;
3. Concentration of unpaid care work on women and girls;
4. Absence or invisibility of women in agriculture value chains;
5. Lack or absence of property rights
6. Difficulty in accessing state and non-state remedy mechanisms when their rights are violated.

Recommendations for governments and businesses (excerpts):

  • align policies with relevant international standards;
  • commit to zero-tolerance against discrimination and guarantee equal pay for equal work;
  • invesment in accessissible infrastructure that provides for quality care services;
  • enact gender-sensitive human rights due diligence policies that put economic value on the contribution of women at work;
  • allow women to own property and to participate in decision-making processes that affect their properties;
  • ensure that government and company remedies to violations of women's rights empower women to seek effective action that effectively address the root of the violations.

Read the full briefing here.