Jun 12 2017 Posted: 13:09 IST

Srinivas Raghavendra, Dept. of Economics at NUI Galway, represented the What Works to Prevent Violence: Economic and Social Costs of VAWG project (led by Dr. Nata Duvvury, Global Women's Studies) at the International Economic Forum of the Americas, in Montreal, Canada on the 13th of June 2017.

 THE THE COST OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE 

 In collaboration with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Worldwide, supply chains reflect the way in which current production takes place, opening job opportunities for millions of young, unskilled, unemployed women but also creating vulnerabilities and, according to recent studies, disturbingly high levels of violence against women in the workplace. How do workplace violence and harassment act as barrier to women’s entry to the labour market and, with what costs for the economy and the productive sphere? Will new industries or new technological advances increase or decrease women’s participation in the workplace of the future? What new areas of research are needed to address more profound and more practical advances in improving the status of women? 

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