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Protecting victims of domestic violence in the workplace
Violence against women affects one in three women around the world. Domestic violence may occur within homes, but it affects lives well beyond this, including in the workplace. COVID-19 lockdowns and resulting shifts in working patterns bring the intersection of home and work life into sharp relief, while emerging data highlights a troubling rise in reports of domestic violence.

Led By HER and the Kering Foundation are launching a new report on best practices and policies for addressing domestic violence in the workplace, created with support from Thomson Reuters Foundation’s global legal pro bono network, TrustLaw, and global law firm Dentons.

Join us for an online launch of the report “Workplace law to Combat Domestic Violence” and an interactive discussion on potential solutions, policies, and legal measures to stimulate governments and companies to implement change.


2:00-2:15pm - Opening Keynotes
Short welcome, Antonio Zappulla, CEO Thomson Reuters Foundation
Welcome keynote, Gabriela Ramos, Assistant Director General for Social and Human Sciences at UNESCO

2:15-2:50 pm - Panel 1
Domestic violence at the workplace: its effects and existing policy response
Moderator: Belinda Goldsmith, Editor in Chief, Thomson Reuters Foundation
Chiara Condi, Founder, Led By HER
Catherine Coulter, Dentons Canada Legal Team
Marceline Naudi, President GREVIO
Manuela Tomei, Director
Conditions of Work and Equality Department, International Labor Office

2:50- 3:20 pm - Panel 2
The role of companies: Implementing or preceding national regulations to Address Domestic Violence
Moderator: Mina Seetharaman, Chief Strategy Officer, The Economist
Hermien Botes, Head of Sustainability Engagement at Anglo American
Celine Bonnaire, Director Kering Foundation
Jane Pillinger, Global expert on gender equality and gender-based violence

3:20- 3:25 pm
Follow Up And Closing Remarks
Monika Queisser, Head, Social Policy Division, OECD

Jul 2, 2020 02:00 PM in London

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