The second session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights is taking place this week (24-28 October 2016), at the Palais des Nations, Geneva.
WILPF will participate in the session and highlight, among other things, the fundamental importance of ensuring meaningful participation of affected women and the need for a gender perspective to be integrated throughout the drafting process.
In advance of the working group’s session, WILPF launched a report on women in artisanal mining in the DRC, which highlights how women are among the most impacted by the insalubrious and precarious conditions and the militarisation of artisanal mining sites. WILPF Secretary General, Madeleine Rees, published a blog entry on the Huffington post stressing the need for gender analysis to inform the proposed treaty.
You can follow the proceedings of the working group live on the webcast .
You can also follow the Twitter conversations with the hashtags #BindingTreaty #StopCorporateAbuse.
Additional information on the working group’s session is available at this link.
WILPF is part of the Treaty Alliance.