Human Rights Advocacy and Business: A Capacity Building Program for Community Advocates (Indonesia, 20th- 25th August, 2007)
Between 20-25 August in Jakarta, Indonesia, 31 community advocates from Indonesia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, S. Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh, Timor-Leste, China, Cambodia and Australia participated in the Diplomacy Training Program’s second regional program focusing on Human Rights Advocacy and Business. The program was held in partnership with Indonesia’s International Human Rights Working Group and Business Watch Indonesia, SOMO and Oxfam Novib.
The program explored the human rights responsibilities of corporations, and the relevant international standards in relation to business and human rights. It provided an opportunity to learn from advocacy experiences and to build practical advocacy skills for holding corporations accountable for their impact on human rights.
This capacity building program was a rich collaboration between many individuals and organisations working on a wide range of issues associated with corporate conduct across the region.
The Project Report is here.