8a. Gender, inclusivity & human rights

Track Chairs:

Astrid Skjerven. Department of Product Design, Oslo and Akershus University College, Norway. astrid.skjerven@hioa.no

Marzia Traverso. Head of the Istitute and Chair for Sustainability In Civil Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany. marzia.traverso@inab.rwth-aachen.de

Gabriella Arcese. University of Bari Aldo Moro, Ionian Department of Law, Economics and Environment, Taranto, Italy. gabriella.arcese@uniba.it

Goals and objectives of the track

  • Gender will be discussed in terms of gender equality/discrimination as well gender analysis and development in several contexts: public or private institution, business context or no-profit organizations.
  • Inclusivity can be defined as fact or policy of excluding members or participants of a community due to gender, ethnicity, culture, class, politics, disability, and more.
  • Human rights include the opportunity for all human beings the right to liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, regardless of sex, nationality, ethnicity, language and religion.

In summary, the aim of the track is:

  1. To present the current state of the art of theories, methods, indicators and strategies to assess and to measure gender equality, inclusivity and general human rights.
  2. To present case and other empiric studies on the topic, at local, national and global level, regarding policies, products and business enterprises.

Examples of assessment methods and indicators frameworks to measure those sustainability aspects, could be, but not only: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Social Footprint, Social Impact Assessment, Social Life cycle assessment, Stakeholders Engagement and Involvement, Social Reporting and others.

We are looking forward to receive your contribution to our session.


You may submit your abstract by visiting the Ex Ordo abstract submission system (you will be required to setup an account first): http://isdrs2018.exordo.com
Deadline for abstracts: 30 November 2017 7 January 2018