Batch 1 of Course - Successfully Completed

The future of businesses is inclusive.

Without a gender lens to comprehend the impact of business policies and practices, leadership will be unable to minimise discrimination against women in the workplaces, retain talent, increase profits and make a positive impact to India’s GDP.

The Genpact Centre for Women’s Leadership (GCWL), in collaboration with the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) and Gender at Work , has successfully wrapped up the pilot batch of the course, from May 14-19, 2018. The course focused on introducing participants to the linkages between women, business, and human rights. The course, a blend of theory and practical guidance, equips participants with the skills to develop strategies and assess business operations that are consistent with international standards on women‘s rights.

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Women, Business and Rights: Course Outline

  • Women’s rights & their struggle
  • Business & human rights: The contours of the relationship
  • Gender, business, and human rights: key issues
  • Applying the gender lens: Making the business case for sustainable leadership
  • Causes of gender inequality
  • Women, work and organised labour force
  • Gender-based violence as human rights issue
  • Sexual and reproductive rights at work
  • Women, and access to natural resources and impact of climate change
  • Women human right defenders
  • Women in the services sector
  • Women’s access to remedy
  • Women’s leadership & CEOs

  • Interested in the course? Write to gcwl.wbr@ashoka.edu.in

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