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26 May 2019

Working Group on Business and Human Rights

Working Group on Business and Human Rights releases report on gender dimensions of the Guiding Principles

23 May 2019

This report is available in the 5 UN languages here.

In the present report, submitted to the Human Rights Council pursuant to Council resolutions 17/4 and 35/7, the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises highlights the differentiated and disproportionate impact of business activities on women and girls. It develops a gender framework for the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and proposes gender guidance specific to each of the 31 guiding principles. Both States and business enterprises should consider the gender framework and guidance set out in the present report and the annex thereto in implementing the Guiding Principles.