[AWID 2016] Positioning the binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations towards protecting the rights of WHRD’s and minority constituencies

The rising power and extended reach of corporations in the current era of globalisation and extreme inequality, is an urgent challenge confronting women and oppressed peoples. Corporate power impacts gender justice, women’s rights and lives through its influence on policies that shape the global economy.

In November 2013, a group of over 140 civil society organisations issued a joint statement(1) calling for a legally binding instrument to address corporate human rights violations, to be established through an open-ended intergovernmental working group. These organisations formed the Treaty Alliance.

In June 2014, the UN Human Rights Council initiated the journey to negotiate for a binding treaty. AWID and WILPF are part of the Treaty Alliance and would like to share and hear what a feminist treaty on Transnational Corporations and other Business Enterprises with regards to Human Rights would look like.

Organisers: AWID and WILPF


Moderator: Patita Tingoi – AWID


  • Maria Munoz – WILPF
  • Emem Okon – Niger Delta
  • Maria Eugenia – Ecuador
  • Annie Matundu Mbambi – WILPF DRC

(1) The Joint Statement “Call for an international legally binding instrument on human rights, transnational corporations and other business enterprises” (released November 2013) is available at www.treatymovement.com/statement

Date: 11 September

Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm 

Place: Premium – Semente de Cacu 1-3

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