A new online resource brings together research and practical tools for private sector businesses to improve workplace respectful practices and reduce harassment.
A range of advisory services, case studies, training connections, tools and other Respectful Workplaces Program resources are now easily accessible in one, online location developed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Group.
The repository is available on the IFC Website under the Respectful Workplaces Program.
IFC’s Respectful Workplaces Program supports the private sector in emerging markets to create safe and resilient workplaces free from gender-based violence and harassment by demonstrating the high value business case for action.
The program is part of IFC’s work with partners to simulate private sector investment and reduce poverty in the Pacific.
The Australian and New Zealand governments are contributors to IFC’s Respectful Workplaces Program in the Pacific and its suite of resources, including research featured on the webpage repository:
- ‘The Business Case for Workplace Responses to Domestic and Sexual Violence in Fiji 2019’ was led by IFC under the overall guidance of IFC’s Gender Secretariat, in collaboration with many partners including Pacific Women, which provided technical review plus support to the IFC’s WINvest Fiji Project’s survey about closing the gender gap In Fiji’s private sector group. Details: The Business Case for Workplace Responses to Domestic and Sexual Violence in Fiji.
- ‘The Impact of Domestic and Sexual Violence on the Workplace in Solomon Islands 2019’ was led by IFC and the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI). The report was produced by IFC under the overall guidance of IFC’s Gender Secretariat, in collaboration with SICCI and involving surveys of more than 1,200 people from the Waka Mere Commitment to Action. Waka Mere is an IFC and SICCI initiative representing about 6,000 employees from 15 of the largest companies in Solomon Islands, and is supported by the governments of Australia and New Zealand under the Pacific Partnership to End Violence Against Women and Girls, with Australia’s support through Pacific Women. Details: The Impact of Domestic and Sexual Violence on the Workplace in Solomon Islands.