Gender-based violence is a work issue. UN Women estimate that 736 million women—almost one in three—have been subjected to physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetimes. And victims of gender-based violence (GBV) can be men too, although women are disproportionately affected. Include: gender-based harassment, cohesive control and financial abuse and the numbers mean that everyone in the world is impacted. Work productivity, attendance and presenteeism, and safety issues such as stalking by an abuser, are just some of the ways gender-based violence seeps into the workplace. The business case for addressing gender-based violence is strong. This podcast hears from two global leaders in addressing gender-based violence and how business can take positive action.
Social Impact Pioneers: Jane Pillinger and Craig Wilkinson are two of the most important thinkers and activators the world has in addressing harassment and gender-based abuse in and out of the workplace. Together they share their practical wisdom, for women and men, for individuals and organisations to help make it safe for everyone, everywhere.
Get ready to hear about workplace policies, procedures and toolkits that can support people involved in gender-based violence. Explore positive role models – and how we can all, regardless of our gender take positive action to tackle gender-based violence at the root causes.
Jane is a global expert on ending gender-based violence at work. She regularly advises global businesses, governments, unions and international organisations – including the ILO and UN Women. Jane is the author of several books and numerous articles on the topic, including the recent book “Stopping Gender-Based Violence in the World of Work.” She is a former Specialist Advisor to the UK House of Commons Select Committee on Employment, a former Visiting Professor in Gender Studies at the London School of Economics and is currently a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Criminology and Social Policy at the Open University in the UK.
Craig is a bestselling South African author, an award-winning social entrepreneur and Dad Coach. He is passionate about the crucial role men and fathers play in the lives of their children and society. Drawing from his experience as a single dad, raising two children to adulthood and years of working with men, Craig has produced outstanding resources for fathers – check out the links below for information. Craig is the founder and CEO of Father a Nation (FAN), whose mission is to restore and equip men to be great fathers, mentors and role models. Craig advocates for men, champions men and provides the most positive practical ways for men and women to better support one another. Craig is the author of “DAD – how to be the father your children need”, “No Excuse For Abuse”, the authentic masculinity book “The 6 Pack of Champion Virtues” and the co-founder of the No Excuses Campaign. Craig was awarded the GQ Humanitarian Man of the Year award in 2019.
If you like this conversation, check out these:
Jane Pillinger and Alice Allan, on gender equality and addressing gender-based violence (GBV)
Shabnam Hameed, Global Lead for Workplace Responses to Gender-Based Violence, International Finance Corporation (IFC)