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

Authored by: International Finance Corporation

Categories: Global Public Health, Human Rights, Humanitarian Emergencies
Sub-Categories: COVID-19, Economic Participation, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Region: No Region
Year: 2020
Citation: "COVID-19 and Gender-Based Violence: Workplace Risks and Responses." International Finance Corporation. July 2020.

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Executive Summary

This guidance note seeks to inform employers about the heightened risks of gender-based violence as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and outline ways in which employers can address these risks, improve employee and community well-being, and create a safe and resilient workplace.

The publication covers actions companies should consider when dealing with issues related to customer and client aggresions; workplace bullying and sexual harassment; sexual exploitation and abuse connected to the workplace; and domestic violence.