Women’s empowerment and the role of the private sector in development and responsible business

Parliamentary roundtable: Women’s empowerment & the role of the private sector in development & responsible business
The All-Party Parliamentary Human Rights Group (PHRG) in conjunction with CORE & the Gender and Development Network
Monday, 17 October 2016, 5.30p.m.,
Wilson Room, Portcullis House, House of Commons
Chair: Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, PHRG Officer
With speakers:
Laura Kelly, Head of Business Engagement, Private Sector Dept, Department for International Development;
Kathryn Dovey, National Contact Point Coordination, OECD;
Luz Angela Urina, Provincial, La Guajira, Colombia;
Annelen Micus, Legal Advisor, CCAJAR, Colombia;
Private Sector speaker (tbc)
In its 2014 International Development (Gender Equality) Act, the UK Government made an explicit commitment to ensure that development assistance contributes to reducing poverty in a way which also contributes to improving gender equality.
Please join us therefore to discuss how to ensure the increasing role of the private sector in development benefits women, particularly to further gender equality, advance their rights, and assist them to build more accountable and responsive institutions at all levels.
For more information or to RSVP contact Nicole Piché, PHRG Co-ordinator: pichen@parliament.uk
N.B. Non-Parliamentary pass-holders should access the Wilson Room via the Portcullis House entrance and allow at least 10 minutes to get through security. Please bring the event flyer with you.

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