Calling on Companies, Individuals, NGOs, and Government Agencies This Human Rights Day

The idea of human rights is as simple as it is powerful: that people have a right to be treated with dignity. Every individual is entitled to enjoy human rights without discrimination, whatever their nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status may be. These rights are […]

Africa Industrialisation Day | 20 November 2022

What is Africa Industrialisation Day?

Today is Africa Industrialisation Day. At Partner Africa, we believe that industrialisation and business can be a force for good. However, we also know that without commitment, businesses often fail to enrich – and rather, exploit – people and the environment in Africa. To safeguard against this, we encourage all African nations to actively adopt […]

Building a culture of peace, tolerance and understanding | International Day of Non-Violence

building a culture of peace

The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence. The UN General Assembly established the day in 2007 as an occasion to “disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness”. The […]

Promoting Gender Equality Through Gender Literacy

Today, on International Literacy Day, let’s reflect on the old African proverb that says, “If you educate a man, you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman, you educate a family (nation).” At Partner Africa, we believe that gender literacy is key to gender equality, and through economic empowerment, women have greater control over […]

Celebrating the Abolition of the Slave Trade and Working to End Modern Slavery

23 August: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition Quick facts Source: ILO 2017   There are 5.4 victims of modern slavery for every 1,000 people in the world An estimated 40.3 million people are in modern slavery, including 24.9 in forced labour and 15.4 million in forced marriage. Women and […]

The Power of Ethical Audits

The entry point for sparking conversations about responsible business and Human Rights Ethical audits remain a cornerstone of many companies’ responsible business and business and human rights programmes, and through the lens of the Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence framework, they remain an important tool for identifying and remediating the salient social, environmental and […]

The Importance of The Worker Voice

The power of ethical audits

What better way to understand the opportunities within your business, than to consider the perspectives of those who are engaged in it on a regular basis? Any way we look at it, people drive business – and when these people have the room to express themselves freely and know that their stories are heard, we […]