Women's Human Rights & Business

What ASEAN governments and businesses can do to support gender equality and the empowerment of women in the workplace

This Briefing Paper contributes to the global conversation on how States and businesses can use the gender lens to ensure that policies and practices create an enabling environment for gender equality and women’s empowerment. It focuses on six priority issues affecting Association of Southeast Asian Nations (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.

Tools / Guidelines / Training
Institute for Social Entrepreneurship in Asia [ISEA]
Initiatives for Dialogue and Empowerment through Alternative Legal Services [IDEALS-Philippines]
Weaving Women’s Voices in Southeast Asia [WEAVE]
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
23 pages
Women's Rights/Women Empowerment