Mitigating Gender-Based Violence Risks in the Natural Resources Sector
Human Rights & Business Roundtable No. 139
June 20, 2018 | Washington, D.C.
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Join us for our next Human Rights & Business Roundtable meeting which will take place on Wednesday, June 20 from 3pm to 5pm in Washington, D.C.
Women and children are often disproportionately impacted by conflict and violence – and are often at risk of sexual assault and human rights abuses by security forces. Implicit within international best practices for business and human rights is the need to identify and mitigate risks of human rights abuses. The Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPSHR) guides companies on undertaking these risk assessments – but do not explicitly highlight gender concerns. One of the most prevalent forms of human rights abuses by public and private security forces is sexual harassment or violence perpetrated against women.
This roundtable will explore how companies are approaching gender-based violence in their risk assessment processes, as well as how civil society and governments are working to address broader security sector reform and social barriers around the issue.
Adriana Eftimie - Senior Operation Officer/Social Development Specialist, International Finance Corporation
Katherine Heller - Senior Gender Specialist Consultant, International Finance Corporation
Marco Konings - Director, Social & Environmental Impact Management, Cardno International Development
Kimberly Brody Hart - Senior Manager, Global Affairs and Partnerships, Search for Common Ground
600 Fourteenth Street, N.W.
June 20, 2018
3.00pm - 5.00pm
Registration is essential. If you are interested in joining the Roundtable, please contact Christina Murphy.