Join The American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (AmCham Singapore)and UWS to hear from a panel of expert speakers and leading employers as they examine how domestic violence impacts the workplace, in addition to the various policies and practices these employers have put in place to support their staff experiencing domestic violence.
GenSafe Workplaces is a United Women Singapore’s (“UWS”) anti-violence programme developed to help organisations implement a comprehensive plan to support their employees who are impacted by domestic violence and abuse (“DVA”) and to ensure a safe and supportive workplace environment for them.
Based on a joint study by UWS and IPSOS, 13% of women surveyed have experienced DVA and 72% of them are unlikely to report it. Singapore’s high female labour force participation rate would indicate that a significant number of Singapore workplaces are impacted by DVA and many female employees are suffering in silence. In addition to a strong social component, domestic violence has a significant economic consequence for organisations through reduced productivity, absenteeism, employee turnover, medical costs, and more. Hence, there is a compelling business case in implementing DVA policies at workplaces to support affected employees.