Side event for the 57th Commission on the Status of Women

The Impact of Domestic Violence in the Workplace

An ILO event co-sponsored with the Australian Mission to the UN

An official side event for the 57th UN Commission on the Status of Women and a collaboration of the Government of Australia and the International Labour Organization:

6 March 2013 - 1:15pm to 2:45pm
ONE UN Millennium Hotel - Riverview Room
44th Street between 1st and 2nd Ave

The impact of broader violence against women and girls has direct and indirect impacts on workers and workplaces. This is visible, among others, in terms of absenteeism, ill-health and reduced productivity. And with over 60% of victims of domestic violence in paid work, the workplace is a unique entry point to tackle this issue.

The panel discussion will stimulate dialogue and propose relevant policy recommendations on how decent work can contribute to eliminating and preventing all forms of violence against women and girls.

The event will feature:
* Elizabeth Broderick - Sex Discrimination Commissioner - Australian Human Rights Commission
* Ludo McFerran - Project Manager, Safe at Home, Safe at Work, Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse
* Julie White - Director, Women's Programs - Canadian Auto Workers TCA
* Elena Lattuada - Confederal Secretary - Confederazione Generale Italiana del Lavoro (CGIL)
* Jane Hodges - Director, Gender Bureau – ILO

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