Parents in the Workplace: Help Co-Create a New Tool for Employers

Parents in the Workplace: Father working from home hugging daughter

Employers rely on parents for a thriving workforce. Over 70% of all mothers with children under 18 in the US[i] and UK[ii] work. That number rises to over 90% of all fathers. Today’s workforce is made up of more people with dependent children than those without them. But most employers don’t do enough to support them—and mothers […]

Access to Menstrual Health & Hygiene Products in Rural Ethiopia

Menstrual health and hygiene (MHH)

Menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) is a term used to encapsulate the broader systemic factors that link menstruation with health, well-being, equity, empowerment, and individual rights. Around the world, MHH is challenged by the stigma and shame associated with menstruation, which affects the ability of menstruators to access a myriad of resources such as accurate and […]

GBV and Domestic Violence in Ukraine and How Businesses Can Help

This in-depth article on Gender-Based violence in Ukraine was commissioned by Business Fights Poverty, with the support of Avon.  Domestic and gender-based violence is a phenomenon of constant concern in the world. Fighting it is the focus of many international organizations, human rights defenders, and socially responsible businesses. Unfortunately, as a reasonably stable phenomenon (i.e. […]

The time to accelerate the “S” in ESG is now

She looks up with tears in her eyes and explains in Bengali that her children are now too old, and she missed her chance to get the legal allowed months for mother’s leave. The scene takes place in a small humid room in one of the thousands of factories in the ready-made garment sector in […]

Seminar video: What can business do to help tackle Gender-based violence?

PROFILE Claudia Eger is Assistant Professor at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy at Copenhagen Business School. Her research explores the challenges and complexities of business in society with a focus on how social norms and values shape labour market inequality. In her recent work, Claudia studies the intersection of gender and violence in […]

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Needs Equality Tech

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres. It is impacting all disciplines, economies and industries, altering how companies, governments and individuals operate, from the way we live, work, and relate to one another, ultimately leading to societal transformation.[1] The impact […]

Gender-Based Violence and Tourism

Although the study of gender as a pertinent issue within tourism and hospitality has been on the agenda for 30 years, women continue to face injustice. Women make up between 60 and 70% of the labour force internationally (Baum, 2013), but are far more likely than men to be found in lower-paid, unskilled jobs. Women […]