In global value chains, women and girls are often disadvantaged and exposed to greater risks than men. The spectrum ranges from sexual harassment at the workplace to working conditions that do not take into account women’s care work and unequal pay. However, politics, business and civil society have so far paid too little attention to the special role of women and girls in their initiatives and political debates on how to avoid business-related human rights violations. Neither the German National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights, nor the leaked Key Points of a German supply chain law address gender aspects. An alliance of 12 development and human rights organizations, including the CorA Network, therefore formulate demands on policy-makers and business in the position paper Gender justice in global supply chains.
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