Resource Themes Business and Women’s Human Rights

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Preventing Human Trafficking of Indonesian Migrant Workers

2019

Maizidah Salas of Serikat Buruh Migran Indonesia (SBMI) describes her organisation’s activities: supporting children of migrant workers, empowering victims of trafficking, and pressing for change from the private sector to prevent further exploitation of migrant domestic workers. Duration: 4:50 Subtitles: English

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Mental Health as a Labour Right

2019

Ellena Ekarahendy, chairperson of SINDIKASI, describes issues facing flexible workers in Indonesia, including precarity and overwork, and strategies to push for legal change. Duration: 6:06 Subtitles: English

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Imagining a Feminist Future of Work

2019

The 2019 Southeast Asia regional consultation of the Global South Women’s Forum on Sustainable Development was held in Kuala Lumpur in April, bringing together workers and human rights activists from twelve countries. Together, we represented various civil society organisations and networks from across Southeast Asia and South Asia, as well as women with disabilities, LBTIQ+ […]

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Monitoring Work and Working Conditions of Women Employed in the Ready-Made Garment Industries of Bangladesh

April 2019

This 12-page PDF from Karmojibi Nari outlines working conditions among a sample of over 1000 women garment workers from over 100 factories in Gazipur and Narayanganj.  

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Corporate Rights vs Human Rights: A Presentation by Chee Yoke Ling

2019

How do neoliberal economic structures and macroeconomic policies affect women’s rights and gender equality? With the rules of play written by corporates, women’s human rights activists need to be cognizant of the role of international financial institutions and trade agreements. Presented at the Southeast Asia Regional Consultation of the Global South Women’s Forum on Sustainable […]

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Monitoring Work and Working Conditions of Women Employed in the Ready-Made Garment Industries of Bangladesh

March 2019

This 12-page PDF from Karmojibi Nari outlines working conditions among a sample of 1000 women garment workers from 100 factories in Dhaka and Narayanganj.  

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Monitoring Work and Working Conditions of Women Employed in the Ready-Made Garment Industries of Bangladesh

December 2018

This 12-page PDF from Karmojibi Nari outlines working conditions among a sample of over 1000 women garment workers in Dhaka.    

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Les Droits des Femmes au-delà de l’Analyse de Rentabilité: Assurer la Responsabilité des Entreprises

November 2018

PDF (9 pages) par Feminist Group for the Binding Treaty. Ce document met en lumière l’importance d’un cadre juridique contraignant et assurant une justice de genre pour les sociétés transnationales, en tant qu’objectif à part entière et partie intégrale d’un effort plus large pour parvenir à l’autonomisation et aux droits économiques des femmes; et offre […]

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Priyanthi Fernando of IWRAW AP at the IMF/World Bank Annual Meeting

October 2018

What are the biggest barriers to women’s progression, and what role can the public and private sectors play? Priyanthi Fernando, executive director of IWRAW Asia Pacific, speaks at the IMF gender seminar ‘Empowering Women in the Workplace’. In these clips, she shares her views on the event hashtag #Women4Growth; highlights barriers to empowerment, particularly for […]

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A Feminist Approach to Economic Justice

October 2018

Outlining our aims, motivations and activities, this four-page information brief connects IWRAW Asia Pacific’s work on women’s economic, social and cultural rights and business and women’s human rights. Challenges highlighted include the exploitation of labour and natural resources; the impact of business activities on human rights; and barriers to justice.

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