MCRB Publishes Briefing Paper on Discrimination by Business and in the Workplace in Myanmar
The Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) has published a briefing paper aimed at helping companies combat discrimination in hiring practices and in the workplace. The paper describes discrimination in policy, law and practice against several groups in Myanmar who are particularly at risk: women; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people (LGBT); people living with HIV; people with disabilities; ethnic minorities; and religious minorities.
The paper highlights how companies need to be alert to discrimination in their hiring practices and provides practical recommendations to companies to address these challenges, including specific recommendations for each high-risk group. In June 2017 MCRB held a consultation with representatives from women’s groups, organizations working on behalf of LGBT people, people living with HIV and disabilities, and ethnic and religious minorities, in order to reflect their concerns, suggestions, and recommendations to businesses in the briefing paper.
The Paper is part of a series on cross-cutting issues published by MCRB, which describe challenges facing businesses and set out detailed recommendations to them. Others include ‘Indigenous People’s Rights and Business in Myanmar’, ‘Land’, and ‘Children’s Rights and Business’.
The Briefing Paper is available for download in English and Myanmar:
A press release is also available in English and Myanmar.