This report responds to the need raised by companies and investors for practical tools and guidance on emerging best practices to prevent and respond to the risk of gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH).
Although it can affect anyone, it disproportionately affects women and girls. Worldwide, an estimated one in three women have experienced some form of physical or sexual violence.
While GBVH is systemic, it can also be difficult to detect, and it requires training to respond to it appropriately. As more private sector players realise the importance of addressing GBVH, it is essential that they know what to do – and what not to do. This guidance provides them with an understanding of what GBVH is and the business case for addressing it, as well as emerging good practice and tools on how to assess and strengthen systems to manage risks and respond to reports.
Key tools and templates are included in the accompanying annexes.
Whilst the guidance is sector-agnostic it is accompanied by three sector-level briefs that outline the key risks and mitigation entry points for the public transport, manufacturing and construction sectors.
- Find more on implementing private sector development in gender-sensitive ways on the DCED Women's Economic Empowerment (WEE) page
- Read the accompanying blog: Addressing gender-based violence and harassment in the private sector