This month, #OrangeDay explores the links between economic empowerment and violence against women and girls by highlighting Goal 8 of the Sustainable Development Agenda: Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full employment, and decent work for all.
Violence against Women in the work place takes place in all countries throughout the world and takes many forms, including sexual harassment and bullying. Violence against women at work has serious and immediate consequences for those who are directly affected by it and it can also have wider reaching effects on their ability to earn a livelihood, support their family, achieve economic empowerment, and access other rights. It also comes at a cost to organizations, causing absenteeism, increased staff turnover, and resulting in reduced productivity.
Take action this Orange Day!
Wear orange to work on 25 February to show your support for a world of work free from violence. Share your orange photos @SayNo_UNiTE
Host a brownbag lunch at work to explore the links between violence against women and how its various forms can prevent women and girls from achieving their economic independence. Invite civil society organizations to participate.
Inform yourself about mechanisms to report violence at the workplace in your organization!
Human Resources Specialists? Learn about the links between violence against women and women’s economic empowerment and how this should be taken into account in your organization here.
Join the empowerwomen.org community and take advantage of free resources and webinars such as Leveraging Technologies for Women’s Economic Empowerment
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Thank you for your support!
Take Action – #OrangeDay FEB 25, Isabella Poeschl, UN Women
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