Dorothée Baumann-Pauly
Director, Professor, Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights (GCBHR) and NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights
Dorothée Baumann-Pauly

Hillary Clinton declared at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995 that it is no longer acceptable to discuss women's rights as separate from human rights: "Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights, once and for all".

Almost thirty years later, we are still working on this agenda. Gender inequalities often play out and worsen in the workplace. Businesses therefore have a critical role to play in addressing and preventing gender inequalities. The Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights (GCBHR) supports businesses in the development of business models that align profits and human rights principles. Gender equality certainly is a central element of such business models."

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

Personal Commitments

Lead an organization that builds capacity for future gender champions. Until the end of 2021, the GCBHR will host three other gender champions at its bi-weekly team meetings to discuss how they advance gender equality in their organizations.
Develop and support research in the field of Business and Human Rights that highlights gender aspects. The GCBHR will explicitly report on three concrete actions towards this objective in the GCBHR's newsletter at the end of the IGC year.