Genpact Centre for Women’s Leadership hosts a Multi-stakeholder Asia Consultation.
The Gender Lens to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights A
Office of PR & Communications22 February, 2018 | 3 min read
Ashoka University’s Genpact Centre for Women’s Leadership hosted the multi-stakeholder Asia Consultation: The Gender Lens to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Convened by the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights (UNWG), and supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Asia-Pacific and UN Women, the consultation took place on 20-21 February 2018 at Ashoka University’s campus in Sonipat, India.
The consultation brought together delegates from over 30 countries representing governments, businesses, civil society, human rights advocates, academia and media to discuss the human rights risks and impacts of businesses and their operations on women. In particular, the consultation raised issues related to inclusion and meaningful participation of women in boards and beyond, women’s land rights, state’s role in protecting women’s rights, sexual harassment and violence, integrating gender perspective in human rights due diligence and impact assessment, challenges faced by women human right defenders, role of National Human Rights Institutions and civil society in empowering women, women’s experiences of accessing remedies, and Integrating a gender perspective in National Action Plans in Asia.
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