IFC Training Helps Companies in Fiji Facing Increased Gender-Based Violence Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

IFC will offer world-class training to companies in Fiji facing a likely increase in gender-based violence from the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Partnering with the Australia Pacific Training Coalition, IFC will offer a 12-day Train the Trainers Course on workplace responses to gender-based violence. The course, based on IFC’s work with more than 50 businesses in Fiji, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, is targeted at professionals in human resources and business consulting services. Even before the outbreak of COVID-19, gender-based violence affected two in three women…

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UNICEF and Microsoft launch improved, scalable technology to protect vulnerable children and women amid rise in domestic and gender-based violence due to COVID-19

UNICEF and Microsoft Corp. launched a new version of Primero called Primero X — an open source case management web application that helps social service providers coordinate critical support to vulnerable children. Key interventions include providing access to lifesaving services, such as family reunification and tracing, while still adhering to physical distancing and movement restrictions due to COVID-19. The launch of Primero X comes amid an increase in the rates of domestic and gender-based violence linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions of children are now more vulnerable to violence, abuse…

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Groundbreaking Study Examines Cost-Benefit of Workplace Responses to Gender-Based Violence

Pioneering research being undertaken in Papua New Guinea by IFC and the Business Coalition For Women will for the first time measure the costs, and crucially, also the benefits to businesses of workplace responses to gender-based violence.  The groundbreaking project, launched this month, aims to build evidence demonstrating the benefits to business of providing coordinated and comprehensive responses for employees affected by family and sexual violence. There has been a jump in the number of gender-based violence cases globally, with initiatives to prevent violence and protect people cut back, while…

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“Censored” Ads Expose Gender-Based Violence in MullenLowe New York’s The UNseen Story Campaign for UN Women

MullenLowe New York and Mediahub have launched an exposé on legal gaps, one of the key prevention measures needed to end violence against women and girls around the world in a public service campaign for UN Women. As violence has increased against women during the COVID-19 pandemic, and an additional 15 million women are expected to be affected by violence for every three months the lockdown continues, The UNseen Story aims to create visceral reactions to the different forms of violence that women face in the form of censored images…

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More Than 50 Women Stand #TogetherForHer with the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, CARE, and Entertainment Industry Foundation to Address Gender-Based Violence During COVID-19

According to The United Nations Population Fund, six months of lockdowns could result in an additional 31 million cases of gender-based violence across the globe. The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP), CARE, and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) launched Together For Her last month to deploy funds, address the dire need for resources, and support the global response against domestic violence amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Since announcing Together For Her on April 22, more than 50 female role models from across film and entertainment, sports, fashion, and business have…

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