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The UK 2013 NAP in the section on New Actions planned states [page 11]:

“The Government will do the following to reinforce its implementation of its commitments under Pillar 1 of the UNGPs:

(vi) Promote new project activity on raising awareness and tackling the negative impacts of business activity, including on the human rights of groups like … women … by tasking our diplomatic missions in countries where these are concerns.”

The UK 2013 NAP in the section on Government expectations of business provides [page 13]:

“The UNGPs guide the approach UK companies should take to respect human rights wherever they operate. The key principles of this approach are to:

  • consult people who may potentially be affected at all stages of project design and implementation, in a manner that ensures free and informed participation and takes into account language and other potential barriers to effective engagement, paying particular attention to indigenous peoples and other groups, including women and girls;”

The UK 2016 Updated NAP refers to women’s rights in the Introduction [page 3]:

“Since the publication of the UNGPs, in 2011, and the UK’s National Action Plan in 2013, there have been a number of developments at the international level. In particular: … Protect labour rights, promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment (SDG 8.8)”.

The UK 2016 Updated NAP states in the section devoted to Government Commitments,  [page 11]:

“The Government will do the following to reinforce its implementation of its commitments under Pillar 1 of the UNGPs: … Consider new project activity on raising awareness and tackling the negative impacts of business activity, including on the human rights of groups like … women … by tasking our diplomatic missions in countries where these are concerns.”

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