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COVID-19 Shadow Pandemic: Domestic Violence in the World of Work, A Call to Action for the Private Sector   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "The unprecedented increase in domestic violence since the onset of the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic marks an urgent call for action for the private sector to leverage their existing resources and influence to keep women safe at home and safe at work. Employers have a 'duty of care' to their employees working remotely from home and are in a good position to support those who may be affected by domestic violence. Many employers recognize their role and have been doing their part prior to and during COVID-19, and the importance of creating a safe and supportive working environment for survivors of domestic violence. An important element of this, reflected in the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) framework, is the broader promotion of gender equality and women's empowerment in the world of work."

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2020-05
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UN Women
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Women's Empowerment Principles
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