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Tuesday, 29 November 2016 13:37

Home isn’t the only place women are abused Featured

Violence against women is bad for everyone. It disempowers female workers, lowers productivity, drives out talent, and badly damages the reputation of global brands.  It’s also bad for the global economy: Research suggests that as much as 2% of global GDP is used in responding to violence against women.  What’s more, tackling workplace violence can have a spillover effect.  Empowering and helping women to tackle violence at work can equip them to combat domestic and intimate partner violence, while training directed at men can stop violence at its source, writes Marat Yu of Business for Social Responsiblity, a recipient of the What Works to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls Global Programme grant. Click here to read the article.

Violence against women is bad for everyone. It disempowers female workers, lowers productivity, drives out talent, and badly damages the reputation of global brands.

 

It’s also bad for the global economy: Research suggests that as much as 2% of global GDP is used in responding to violence against women.

What’s more, tackling workplace violence can have a spillover effect.

Empowering and helping women to tackle violence at work can equip them to combat domestic and intimate partner violence, while training directed at men can stop violence at its source.

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