Covid-19 and Gender Based Violence: Workplace Risks and Responses

September 23, 2020

COVID19 continues to create immense suffering, affecting individuals, communities and economies. As with other health emergencies COVID19 is resulting in an increase in gender-based violence (GBV). GBV and other forms of workplace violence have a direct impact on businesses - decreasing the safety and well-being of employees and the community, affecting financial performance, and damaging reputation. These risks are a threat to businesses, their employees and the communities they operate in surviving and recovering from the pandemic and should be taken as seriously as the pandemic itself. IFC has produced a Guidance Note for Employers on COVID19 and GBV Workplace Risks and Responses to assist businesses to respond and is offering webinars and training to further support businesses on the issue. This webinar provides an overview of the issues, risks, effects, case studies, response and an opportunity for participants to ask questions.


About the Presenters:

Shabnam Hameed
Global Lead,Workplace Responses to Gender-Based Violence,IFC

Mahnaz Rahman
Resident Director, Aurat Foundation

Anika Effendi
Consultant, Sustainability, TPL Corp.


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