Submission to the UN Working Group: Gender Lens to the UNGPs

Women face unique and disproportionate negative impacts from corporate misconduct. Women also face unique barriers to accessing remedy for corporate harms. Businesses have a responsibility to address these gendered impacts, including through undertaking due diligence with a “gender lens.” Additionally, grievance mechanisms and their staff must adopt procedures to mitigate the barriers women face in securing remedy. The 2018 OECD Due Diligence Guidance, and this OECD Watch submission, offer suggestions to businesses and grievance mechanisms to help them undertake gendered due diligence and better enable women’s access to remedy.

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