In Brazil, which is receiving increasing numbers of refugees from African and Middle Eastern countries, UNHCR and UN Women have teamed up with local and foreign companies and NGOs to help women refugees navigate the job market.
In less than a year, the partnership succeeded in raising awareness about the issues women refugees face in Brazil. A number of companies have joined the partnership, offering employment and training opportunities. Participating companies are also learning about the important contributions refugees make in the workplace and community.
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼33 refugees participated in guidance workshops
20+ job interviews were arranged which resulted in 9 hirings
21 refugees received career coaching and mentoring
200 business representatives participated in awareness raising events
Partnership Type: Corporate Responsibility Initiative
Business Driver: Inclusive training and employment practices – such as hiring and empowering refugees – can create a more diverse, productive work force and drive business success. When offered the right support, refugees also have great potential to be entrepreneurs and job creators.
Learning: Companies can show leadership in support of refugees beyond simply providing financial resources – leveraging core business competencies can have a great impact.
1. No poverty; 4. Quality education; 5. Gender equality; 8. Decent work and economic growth; 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure; 10. Reduced inequalities; 12. Responsible consumption and production; 16. Peace, justice and strong institutionsPartnership types of interest
Business opportunities in low income communities/countries ; Provision of services / personnelRegions / countries / territories
Americas: BrazilIssue areas
Child Labour; Education; Forced Labour; Gender Equality; Human Rights; Human Trafficking; Indigenous Peoples; Labour; Migrant Workers; Persons with Disabilities; Poverty; Principle 1; Principle 2; Principle 3; Principle 4; Principle 5; Principle 6; Women's Empowerment