Human Rights and Political Participation: Gender Perspectives on Corporate Accountability

Start Date: 
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 18:30

Conference Room A, United Nations Headquarters

We invite you to a conversation that aims to amplify rural women and girls’ unique experiences and challenges with regards to corporate-related human rights abuses, with a focus on women human rights defenders in rural areas. The event will consider the important effects women’s political participation has on the accountability, promotion, and protection of human rights; and assess the critical role multilateralism holds in better serving the needs of rural women and girls.

Rosana Alvarado, Minister of Justice and Human Rights of Ecuador

Marisa Viana, RESURJ, Brazil
Shreen Sithara Saroor, Sri Lanka
Nancy Bedón, Union of Peasant Organizations of Esmeraldas, Ecuador
Thandiwe Chidavarume, Women and Land Zimbabwe
Inna Michaeli, Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)
Moderation by Alexandra Montgomery, ESCR-Net and Denisse Cordova, FIAN International