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Ensuring the Safety and Well-Being of Inuit Women in the Resource Extraction Industry: A literature review

Project Description

This literature review will draw on human rights codes, legislations and frameworks that are both international and national in scope in order to highlight the roles and responsibilities of governmental, non-governmental and industry acts in safeguarding the well-being of Inuit women and communities. The international human rights frameworks will provide an overview of how women human rights defenders address regional and community issues related to extractive operations. It will also highlight the responses of industry and state actors towards women human rights defenders, in addition to showcasing the global trends of gender-based violence associated with the resource extraction industry.

Specific international human rights frameworks to be used in this literature review, which will present the international standards of human rights in relation to Indigenous peoples, include the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR). National frameworks, such as the 94 Calls to Action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms will also be assessed in order to emphasize the obligations of the Canadian government in preserving and improving the political, social and economic rights of Inuit women, children and communities. The roles and responsibilities of provincial and territorial actors with respect to ensuring the well-being of Inuit women and communities will also be outlined, as they pertain to legislation applicable to the four regions of Inuit Nunangat, respectively.

Project Details

Department Social Development
Year Published 2020