UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights Consultation on Gender and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

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November 2017 – CPIJ Researcher Penelope Simons (Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa) presented at a multi-stakeholder consultation on “The Gender Lens to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights” on November 30, 2017, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva Switzerland. The consultation was convened by the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights (UNWGBH). It brought together business and human rights scholars, representatives from non-governmental organizations, members of the UNWGBHR and OHCHR staff for a full day of discussions on how to bring considerations of gender to the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights by businesses and States. Business activities can have differentiated impacts on the human rights of women and women often encounter discrimination and other obstacles in gaining access to effective remedies for business-related human rights abuses. The document related to this consultation and pictures of this day are available.

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