Global Compact Brazil with UNHCR, UN Women, Five Companies And One NGO Help Women Refugees Fit In

Global Compact Brazil with UNHCR, UN Women, Five Companies And One NGO Help Women Refugees Fit In

  • Overview

    Project objectives

    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.

    Partnership results:

    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.

    Sustainable Development Goals

    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 institutions

    Partnership types of interest

    Business opportunities in low income communities/countries ; Provision of services / personnel

    Regions / countries / territories

    Americas: Brazil

    Issue 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


    Existing partners

    Global Compact Network Brazil, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), UN Women, FOXTIME Human Resources, Itaipu, Lojas Renner, Women’s Consulate Institute/Whirlpool, SODEXO ONSITE, Cáritas Arquidiocesana de São Paulo, Support Program for the Replacement of Refugees (PARR-Emdoc)

    Preferred partner organisation(s)

    Academic; Business Association Global; Business Association Local; Company; NGO Global; NGO Local; Small or Medium-sized Enterprise; UN Entity