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Gender, business and human rights

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About This PhD Project

Project Description

A unique opportunity to join a vibrant research community developing guidance for states and businesses on how to integrate gender issues in their implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

The scholarship aims to bring feminist perspectives to the debate on gender, business and human rights, developing guidance for states and business on integrating gender issues in their implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

This scholarship is an opportunity to contribute to an emerging research agenda at the intersection of gender
research on organizations, and particularly business organizations, human rights, and feminist scholarship on corporate responsibility and accountability. The latter is a rapidly expanding field, which has yet to take a strong human rights perspective. Meanwhile, the launch of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (2011) has stimulated a new and expanding stream of research on business and human rights, however, this literature rarely discusses gender issues. Finally a further body of research investigates women’s human rights globally, and related policy initiatives, but the role of business is not a central theme therein. Noting the rising prominence of gender equality as a human rights issue internationally, and growing interest in the role of business with respect to human rights, this scholarship enables you to contribute to the development of a new interdisciplinary research agenda on gender, business and human rights. It also facilitates contributions to women’s human rights in a global context.

You will join a vibrant, interdisciplinary research team that contributes to policy development and practice with regard to integrating a gender perspective in the implementation of the three pillars of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: (a) The State Duty to Protect Human Rights; (b) The Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights; (c) Access to Remedy.

We welcome applications from a variety of geographical and cultural contexts, and disciplinary and methodological perspectives.

C. Proposed Postgraduate Research Programme

School: School of Management
Program name: PhD (Management)
Course code: DR204
Enabling Capability Platform (ECP) Alignment : Global Business Innovation

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