How to make actions taken by companies to prevent violence against women sustainable:
An evaluation model to measure the economic impacts of prevention actions in companies
Companies taking steps to prevent violence against women lack evaluations that would measure the impact and consequences of their actions. Government certification for companies is based on a scored evaluation that lacks objective results indicators.
This multisector research project targets three main outcomes. First: Sustainability of VAW prevention in companies using a VAW evaluation model. This will include theoretical support, variables, and objective indicators for measuring VAW and its economic consequences. This contributes two highly innovative elements: the ability to apply the model in any company, requiring only cultural and linguistic adaptations; and the inclusion of both VAW in partner relationships and VAW in the workplace, something that has not been done until now. Second: Validation of the proposed design and a first measurement of the presence and impact of VAW baseline. The evaluation will be implemented as designed in 5 companies. Third: Reformulation of the government’s ‘seal’ evaluation for companies taking action against VAW, with a proposal for new criteria and objective evaluation indicators. Five companies with approximately 3,000 employees in total have already agreed to participate.
Alberto Díaz Rosillo, Zaida Beatríz Asencios González, Inés Fanny Santi Huaranca Christin Schulze