Lockdowns, social distancing and otherrestrictions have left millions of women and girls vulnerable to a growing shadow pandemic of domestic violence, cyberviolence and exploitative grooming of children who have limited access to help.
Even in normal times, an unacceptably high one-in-three women around the world have suffered domestic violence and 38 per cent of all murders of women are committed by intimate partners. With confinement, we have seen an increase of more than 30 per cent in calls to helplines in some countries as lockdowns for 4 billion people build pressure.
The webinar will showcase business’ role in caring about their employees working remotely from home in times of COVID-19. The panelists will speak about practical policies and services companies could develop, implement and practice to help stop domestic violence.
The webinar is hosted by WE EMPOWER - G7 . “Promoting economic empowerment of women at work through responsible business conduct in G7 countries” (WE EMPOWER – G7) is a programme funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by UN Women and the International Labour Organization (ILO).