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Gender-based violence (GBV) can be physical or sexual abuse, psychological abuse, or financial control. Whether it happens at home or at work, it's never acceptable. Find out your rights and how to find support.
Domestic violence in South Africa is five times higher than any other country in the world and this in itself places a focus on just how important this topic is. At Imperial, we are not about to shy away from it. In fact, the Imperial Lions Women’s Cricket sponsorship alongside CGL – which the business signed last year in a bid to drive female sports development forward – serves as one of our platforms upon which attention can be brought to address this issue head on.
As such, we have partnered with POWA (People Opposing Women Abuse) under the hashtag of #endfemicide to ensure that we have a voice on the matter and are taking active steps to be part of the change.
In addition, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa launched the Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) Response Fund, aimed at supporting and financing the implementation of the National Strategic Plan (NSP) on GBVF and the wider response in the country and Imperial pledged their ongoing support to related initiatives for this critical cause.
Imperial has piloted a gender-based violence programme in under-privileged schools to raise awareness at grass root level around this very key issue, as well as to give students who are being abused a platform and a ‘safe space’ to get help.
If you are a victim of gender-based violence (GBV), please don’t suffer through it alone. We’re here to help.
Speak Out about your situation to a colleague. Imperial is strongly opposed to GBV and will assist you as much as we can and put you in touch with the right people.
If you know of someone at Imperial who’s a victim of gender-based violence (GBV), please Reach Out to that person.
At Imperial we are strongly opposed to any form of GBV and will help any of our employees who need it. Reach out to that person and to us, and we’ll start the process.
If you or a colleague at Imperial are the victim of gender-based violence (GBV), you need to Find Out what your rights are, because you do have rights.
Imperial is strongly opposed to any form of GBV and we’ll help you and put you in touch with the best people to help you.
Reach out to someone you trust (a friend or co-worker) or contact your local police station if you need protection. Know your rights, Imperial is strongly opposed to any form of GBV in the workforce and will help you get in touch with the best people to defend these rights.
Below you will find organisations and helplines to get the best possible help for yourself or someone you know.
Gender-Based Violence Command Centre
Call: 0800 428 428
Stop Gender Violence
Call: 0800 150 150
Visit website: FIDA KENYA