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Women’s organizations call on proposed binding treaty to integrate gender perspective

"Key suggestions for inclusion in the Draft Elements of the international legally binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises", 8 Aug 2017

The treaty should mandate Gender Impact Assessments of planned and existing operations...conducted by an independent entity...The treaty should also mandate the development and implementation of a Gender Risk Awareness Strategy by...[companies] to ensure that ongoing decision-making and other activities incorporate a gender perspective to prevent abuses and violations
of women’s human rights...

States shall review their substantive, procedural, and practical barriers to women’s access to justice and remedies in relation to activities by transnational corporations and other business enterprises, including extraterritorial activities. This review should include meaningful participation of women from all affected communities, in the process of shaping, implementing, monitoring and evaluating remedies and reparations programs, including to determine which remedies are acceptable and pursuable in practice...

States shall ensure respect, protection and enabling of the work of human rights defenders and whistle-blowers, with specific and enhanced protection mechanisms for women human rights defenders...States must refrain from bringing criminal charges against human rights defenders speaking out about corporate-related human rights abuses and violations and participating in legitimate protests or demonstrations to defend and promote human rights...States should fully, promptly and independently investigate attacks and intimidation of human rights defenders, including women human rights defenders, and ensure access to justice and remedies in cases of intimidation, defamation, or attacks...