Joint statement by #feminist4bindingtreaty to the Intergovt. Working Group

Author: Women's International League for Peace & Freedom, Published on: 16 October 2018

The Feminists For a Binding Treaty [is] a collective of over 15 organisations working together to integrate a gender perspective into the legally binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights and throughout the negotiation process.

In this statement, [the collective] focus[es] on the need to integrate a gender and women’s rights perspective into the treaty in a meaningful way...It stress[es] that a gender perspective is not about treating women as a "vulnerable group" requiring "special attention"...[instead it] is an integral part of a human rights-based approach...that is essential to a “victim-oriented treaty”.

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