8a. Gender, Inclusivity and Human Rights

Track chair:

Astrid Skjerven. Department of Product Design, Faculty of Technology, Art and Design,
OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University. askjerve@oslomet.no

Goals and objectives of the track:

  • Gender will be discussed in terms of gender equality/discrimination as well gender analysis and development in several contexts: public or private institution, business context or no-profit organizations.
  • Inclusivity can be defined as fact or policy of excluding members or participants of a community due to gender, ethnicity, culture, class, politics, disability, and more.
  • Human rights include the opportunity for all human beings the right to liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, regardless of sex, nationality, ethnicity, language and religion.

In summary, the aim of the track is:

  1. To present the current state of the art of theories, methods, indicators and strategies to assess and to measure gender equality, inclusivity and general human rights.
  2. To present case and other empiric studies on the topic, at local, national and global level, regarding policies, products and business enterprises.

Examples of assessment methods and indicators frameworks to measure those sustainability aspects, could be, but not only: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Social Footprint, Social Impact Assessment, Social Life cycle assessment, Stakeholders Engagement and Involvement, Social Reporting and others.

We are looking forward to receive your contribution to our session.