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Voices is a podcast series by the Institute for Human Rights and Business that takes the conversation on business and human rights around the world. In this series, IHRB staff members talk with activists, academics, lawyers, business executives, and officials in different parts of the world about how they see the business and human rights agenda and challenges in their part of the world.
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Sanyu Awori, programme officer at the International Women's Rights Action Watch (IWRAW) in Kuala Lumpur, speaks to IHRB's Salil Tripathi about the gaps between corporate policies and performance with regard to respect for women's rights. While there has been progress in some areas, companies need to do much more. Women in developing countries working in supply chains of multinational corporations remain disadvantaged despite state-of-the-art policies designed at the headquarters. When race, religion, disability, and other dimensions are added, the woman at the centre of the intersectionality is acutely vulnerable to exploitation.
IWRAW contributes to the progressive interpretation, universalisation and implementation of women's human rights through the lens of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and other international human rights treaties. At IWRAW, Sanyu coordinates their work on business and women’s human rights. Her work focuses on amplifying women’s voices and lived experiences in the Global South, and influence regional and international processes to integrate women’s human rights in strategies to address corporate responsibility and accountability. Kenyan-born Sanyu has earlier worked with the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative based in New Delhi, where she specialized in human rights advocacy in Commonwealth countries. She graduated with masters in human rights law from the University of Nottingham.
Rated 5 out of
Very interesting conversations with leading thinkers in the field from Myanmar, Vietnam, Bangladesh, UK and India.
Date published: 2015-02-10