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[DOC] Business, Women’s and Children’s Rights: Event Background Note: 8 November 2012

Author: Intl. Coordinating Committee on Natl. Human Rights Institutions, Working Group on Business and Human Rights, Published on: 1 October 2012

Early engagement of NHRIs on business, women and children’s human rights issues demonstrates their ability to be proactive actors within the field of business and human rights. Engagement on these themes also provides an opportunity for collaboration and partnerships...on issues of shared concern. This side-event has been organized in direct support of the theme of the 11th International Conference of NHRIs, “Rights of Women and Girls and Gender Equality”...For the purpose of stimulating discussion at the side event, this backgrounder will focus on the following two sub-themes: Sub-theme one: Health and safety of women and children in relation to business...Sub-theme two: Promoting women’s and children’s human rights through education, training and community initiatives.

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