COVID-19:Responding to domestic violence at work when home is the workplace

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National Survey on Harassment and Violence at Work in Canada

 

The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children at Western University is working with researchers at the University of Toronto and the Canadian Labour Congress to launch a national survey on workplace harassment and violence. Violence and harassment at work remains a major social problem in Canada. The survey will shed light on the prevalence of violence and harassment in our workplaces. It will look at how workers who are marginalized due to their social location and/or their precarious employment status are uniquely impacted. It will examine the links between sexual harassment and other forms of violence in the workplace.

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Covid-19 & How We are Failing Women

Until very recently, the number of women in the workforce was at an all-time high. Economist Claudia Goldin confirmed that the current generation of college and university-educated women has come closer to attaining both a career and a family at the same time, than any other generation before. Then 2020 and Covid-19 happened. This pandemic has thrust gender inequality into the spotlight. It has illuminated how quickly progress can unravel, in both the home and the workplace.