Call For Papers: “Beyond Good Business: Creating global solidarity for women impacted by extractivism” Conference, October 2015 – London

 

Beyond Good Business” is a unique global platform to explore both big picture and day-to-day challenges faced by women impacted by extractivism.
At a time when rural and indigenous women worldwide are emerging as leaders for environmental justice, they increasingly face barriers preventing them from fully enjoying and exercising their rights.
Established in 2011, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP), resource to hold both States and corporations to account for human rights violations perpetrated in business operations. How can the UNGP benefit women affected by mining and resource extraction projects?

This ground-breaking conference will take place in the run up to the UN Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights. It will bring together a powerful gathering of speakers and stakeholders to identify opportunities and offer concrete solutions to fully integrate women’s rights in the implementation of the UNGP.

In line with this, the forum will aim to:

  1. Raise visibility of women in debates around natural resource extraction and UNGP
  2. Create understanding on the gender dimension of extraction impacts
  3. Address critical issues on human rights, security and gender-based violence in the industry
  4. Engage in solution-oriented conversation with a variety of stakeholders to critically assess corporate social responsibility, state obligations and women’s rights
  5. Re-define women’s rights: supporting women human rights defenders in their efforts for justice.

If you are interested in presenting a paper at the conference, please submit a 300-word-abstract by Tuesday 26 May 2015 to camilla.capasso@lammp.org with the subject “Beyond Good Business”.

Selected papers will be notified by June 16th 2015.

“Beyond Good Business” is run by the Latin American Mining Monitoring Programme (LAMMP) with the support of our gracious sponsors and attendees like you. Follow @InfoLAMMP on Twitter for updates.

(LAMMP is a UK-based charity dedicated to supporting Latin American women and their communities in their campaign for human rights, sustainable and participatory development, corporate social responsibility and gender main-streaming in the mining industry.)

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