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New tool to help businesses ensure human rights are respected in the COVID-19 response and recovery period

A new tool will help businesses consider and manage the human rights impacts of COVID-19 response and recovery in their operations.  


Gender Equality Dispatch - Issue 5 - May 2020

Transforming the Future of Work for Gender Equality (TFOW4GE)  


Violent extremists use ‘masculinity’ to recruit men and boys. Here’s why it matters.

While the motivations that drive radicalisation are complex, it is significant that the perpetrators are predominantly men and boys.  


Women, Peace and Security (WPS) – More than words

Speaking on UN priorities for the Decade of Action at the beginning of the year, UN Secretary General, António Guterres stated that “the 20th anniversary of Security Council resolution 1325 on women,…  


Hacking the Gender Gap in Sri Lanka

From Silicon Valley to innovation hubs in China, from the ICT sector in India to tech startups in Sweden, it is not unusual to note that there is a gender gap in the workforce. In a sector generally…  


Sri Lanka: Making Civil Society Inclusion in REDD+ Count for Women

In order for REDD+ to be successful, civil society must be involved as direct partners. REDD+ comes with benefits and risks to communities and indigenous peoples, and civil society organizations act…  


Papua New Guinea: Ensuring Women Have a Say - Putting Gender at the Heart of Free, Prior and Informed Consent

Madang’s rugged and verdantly forested landscape, which holds some of the country’s highest peaks, makes it one of Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) most striking provinces. This geographic diversity is…  



Highlights from the Asia Session at the 2019 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

The UN Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights is the global platform for stock-taking and lesson-sharing on efforts to move the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights from paper to…  


Cambodia: Changing Institutional Culture through a National-level Gender Group

In Cambodia, forestry is perceived as a male domain, while broader patriarchal attitudes are an impediment to women’s inclusion across several sectors. A provincial commune council chief in Cambodia…  

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