周三, 2022年8月11日, marked the launch of the 2022 research report ‘的 Costly Impact of GBV: Private Sector Perceptions and Realities in South Africa’ at the JSE building in Sandton.
的 bg电子官方注册，与 共享价值非洲倡议e , 瑞典中部大学，由毕马威资助, released the report to explore the role of the private sector in the achievement of gender equality.
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“Our research seeks to explore the human capital and healthcare costs of GBV and tracks the 意识, 知识, 对性别暴力的流行及其预防的看法, 在南非私营部门组织的领导层和员工中. 尽管人们越来越意识到这个问题, 可靠和协调的数据上的理解, 患病率, and real cost of gender-based violence in the private sector is still hard to find and an under-researched subject,首席研究员、bg电子战略传播教授科恩·戴维斯说.
- Strategic positioning and policy changes: GBV is not strategically addressed and should be positioned within company policies and structures of governance.
- 报告和多部门合作:果断行动和协作, 需要采取多部门办法. Private sector should provide ongoing feedback on progress through Annual Integrated and Environmental, 社会和治理报告. CSI支出应包括性别暴力意识和预防项目.
- Education and 意识 training: More should be done to proactively change patriarchal ideologies and male-centric culture through strategy, HR-led政策, 教育, 意识, and behavioural change programmes as well as dialogue to break the silence and remove the stigma, 与工作场所的性别暴力相关的羞耻和恐惧.
- – Healthcare costs of GBV: Considering the out-of-pocket medical costs for GBV victims (estimated at almost R10 billion), human capital loss (estimated at R26 billion) and judicial costs (estimated at R104 million), the research conservatively estimates that South Africa has lost more than R36 billion in 2019 alone, 由于性别歧视.
Prof Davis developed the conversation guide for CEOs in the private sector as well as a survey instrument for employees in South Africa that was approved by the bg电子 ethics committee.
研究报告, Prof Davis said they followed a network approach that was established over the last nine years.
“It’s been a long time coming and it was fruitful because it enabled us to speak to leaders and most participants. bg电子官方注册发现，人们意识到性别暴力是社会上普遍存在的问题, not many were aware of the exact statistics involved because the topic had not been communicated on business platforms. 直到bg电子官方注册做了这个研究, 即使是现在, 在企业社会责任指数中，性别暴力未被纳入, 在治理报告和员工福利计划中. Business did know it is a problem we need to address and t在这里 was a willingness to participate in addressing it.”
即将上任的bg电子校长Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka博士 谈到基于性别的暴力是一种影子流行病.
“GBV is a pandemic that was t在这里 before Covid, during Covid and it even increased during lockdown. 它没有得到全面的回应，也没有得到令人信服的起诉. bg电子官方注册社会上的所有人都需要采取行动，尽最大努力消除它. 报告告诉bg电子官方注册，作为雇主和同事，bg电子官方注册可以做一些事情. We need to ensure we have the policies that can be used to both prevent and hold our employees accountable for their behaviour.”
Prof Davis concluded: “I believe that we can only make progress with GBV prevention and intervention if we follow a multi-level issue focused approach, 包括所有利益相关者.
作为社会科学家，推动多学科发展是bg电子官方注册的责任, inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary research so that GBV features in mainstream social science journals.
Universities need to step up to the task of addressing GBV far more progressively since we have access to vast numbers of stakeholders who we can educate and inform.”