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Tuesday, November 27 • 12:45pm - 1:00pm
Snapshot: #Metoo and She too– Addressing sexual abuse and other gender-specific violations

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Brief description of the presentation:
Most human rights instruments appear gender neutral, but will often affect men and women differently due to the substantial differences in the lives of men and women. One of the most salient gender-specific human rights for all women impacted by business activities are sexual abuse and harassment. The #Metoo campaign has exposed the massive extent of such violations in many industries in the global north. There is little reason to believe that this is any different in the global south. It is most likely the opposite in many of the countries where women´s basic human rights have weak support and protection. #Metoo has exposed the need for whistle blowing safe reporting systems, and for women to organize and speak to identify, prevent and remediate abuse and finally change the game.

Presentation objectives:
In the snapshot we will discuss how lessons learned from #Metoo can speed up the efforts to effectively integrate gender in the UNGPs.

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Sylvi Bratten

Head of Analysis, Development and Communications, FOKUS – Forum for women and development
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Gunhild Ørstavik

Advisor, FOKUS Forum for Women and Development

Tuesday November 27, 2018 12:45pm - 1:00pm CET