Women's Forum Global Meeting 2021

REPLAY: Freedom from violence: the basis for empowerment

Nov 19, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM


Plenary (In-Person & Online)


Freedom from violence is a fundamental precondition of women's ability to live, work and express their full potential. Women - and the economies they live in - cannot thrive when they are subject to violence. Yet one in three women globally face physical or sexual violence, and the pandemic has intensified the rate of gender-based violence. In all, intimate partner violence costs the global economy some US$110 billion per year. Why does gender-based violence matter to business? How can economies, businesses, investors, individuals and organisations uproot the dynamics of gender-based violence to empower women to thrive?

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