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13 December 2018

HERrespect - How Business Can Make a Difference on Violence against Women and Girls

Additional Info

  • VAWG themes: Costs of VAWG
  • Country: Bangladesh
  • Project: HERrespect - Bangladesh

Violence against women (VAW) is a human rights violation and a barrier to achieving inclusive growth and sustainable business.

An estimated 35 percent of women worldwide have experienced physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner rape at some point in their lives.1 Unacceptable rates of violence and harassment extend well beyond the home into the world of work, as clearly demonstrated by the #MeToo movement.

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