Report 3
Joint GBVF Dialogue Report – NBI & SVAI

Gender-based violence and the private Sector

Jointly prepared by the National Business Initiative (NBI) and the Shared Value Africa Initiative (SVAI)

MAY 2020 | Gender Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) has been an important issue in our society for years, and this year, the COVID-19 pandemic created even more focus on this key issue – rendering it “the second pandemic”. Across the world, communities were place under various levels of lockdown and restriction, creating even more isolation for victims of GBVF.

In a time where business is challenged to look beyond profit to how it can support broader society through COVID-19 and beyond, it became important to look at what business is doing with regards to GBVF; particularly when it relates to their work force that was mostly home-based.

From 26 to 29 May 2020, the Shared Value Africa Initiative collaborated with the National Business Initiative on a set of webinar discussions with the private sector, to discuss what is currently being done to support employees – and what more could be done. These virtual roundtable discussions also focused on how business society can collaborate to tackle GBVF.

Gender based violence

This along with an online survey the in-depths discussions are covered in this report, which provides key points of the discussions, as well as recommendations from the panel.

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