Private sector engagement in the VAW terrain is not new, but it is also by no means exhaustive. This Knowledge Exchange is based on a SVRI/BSR joint webinar discussing the role of the private sector in VAW prevention and response. It uses NGO and workplace case studies, as well as examples of best practice, to address a few of the key issues that should be considered when engaging the private sector in order to address and prevent VAW. It includes tips and recommendations for effective private sector partnership with due consideration for the ongoing prevalence of violence and harassment of women in the workplace. It also considers the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and its aftermath which present new challenges and opportunities for organisations and private sector companies interested in brokering partnerships in the field.
SVRI Knowledge Exchange:Engaging the private sector to prevent and address violence against women. Pino, A., Dartnall, E., Shields, L., Flores Guevara, L., Duma, T., Lawrence, T., Majumdar, S., Rizvi, R. (2020). Pretoria: SVRI
Webinar resources: https://www.svri.org/Engaging-the-private-sector-to-prevent-and-address-VAW