Report on gender consultation by UN Special Representative John Ruggie - held 29 Jun, New York

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29 June 2009

[PDF] Integrating a Gender Perspective into the “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework

Author: UN Special Representative John Ruggie

...Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative convened a small group of experts, in their personal capacity, for a full day meeting in New York on 29 June 2009 (see the end of this document for a list of experts). The experts were invited to share their views on what it might mean to integrate a gender perspective into the UN framework on Business and Human Rights introduced by [UN Special Representative John Ruggie] and unanimously endorsed by the Human Rights Council – now known as the UN “Protect, Respect and Remedy” framework.

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1 June 2009

[PDF] Putting Gender on the Business and Human Rights Agenda - Scoping Paper

Author: Kathryn Dovey, Director of Global Business Initiative on Human Rights and consultant to Realizing Rights

There is currently a marked absence of gender as an area of intervention or reporting or even as a discussion point within the growing field of business and human rights. This scoping paper seeks to address this gap in analysis and action by providing an assessment of gender issues in ongoing corporate responsibility initiatives and offering some recommendations for future actions. The paper is divided into three parts:
...Assessing gender inequalities...
...Taking stock of private sector gender initiatives...
...Incorporating gender into business & human rights...
[refers to initiatives by Rio Tinto, Newmont, Dean's Beans, MAS Holdings]

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