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Anne-Marie Lévesque

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Since joining Ergon in 2013, Anne-Marie has undertaken a wide range of research and advisory work on human rights, labour and gender for private companies, international financial institutions, international organisations and national human rights institutions. A fluent French, English and Spanish speaker, Anne-Marie has particular knowledge of the Americas region and Francophone countries.

In the course of her work at Ergon she has provided analysis and advice on labour and gender issues in more than 30 countries. Her main areas of professional expertise and interests include:

    • - Labour standards and human rights due diligence in main operations and global supply chains
    • - Women's employment and equal opportunities in the workplace
    • - Business and indigenous peoples' rights

    - The implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

    Before joining Ergon, Anne-Marie worked as a Coordinator at the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies (CIPSS), a research centre affiliated with McGill University and the University of Montréal. Prior to that she worked as an Information Agent at the Quebec Labour Standards Commission, where she worked with migrant agricultural workers from Mexico and Guatemala. She has also been an intern at the International Bureau for Children’s Rights (IBCR), where she worked on the issue of commercial sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism.

    Anne-Marie holds a Master’s degree (LL.M.) in International Law and a Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc.) in International Studies from the University of Montréal, Canada.

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