How can businesses help prevent and tackle GBV in the workplace?

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Gender Summit 2022 – Day 2

Hosted with Avon

When incidents of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) spiked during the pandemic, many businesses stepped up. Yet organisations still have a role to play in the ongoing effort to end violence and abuse. This session explored the latest thinking on how business can take action to prevent and tackle GBV.


Heard from leading GBV experts and advocates on the actions that business can take.

Heard about the key challenges with advice for how to overcome them.

Received advice on how to develop and implement strategies in organisation.


Jane Pillinger, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Department of Social Policy and Criminology, Open University

Natalie Deacon, Executive Director, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, Avon, and President, Avon Foundation for Women

Nimco Ali OBE, CEO, The Five Foundation

Pamela Zaballa, CEO, The NO MORE Foundation

Zahid Torres-Rahman, Business Fights Poverty (Moderator)