Business and Industry

The School of Social Sciences is engaging with an increasing number of private sector and corporate entities, professional associations and multilateral organisations on research programs and linkages, consultancy services, student internships and graduate placements.

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IFC and the Business Coalition For Women

Researchers from UNSW's Gendered Violence Research Network, located in the School of Social Sciences, are partnering with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, along with the Business Coalition for Women and Pacific Adventist Universityin Papua New Guinea (PNG) to examine the impacts of family and sexual violence (FSV) on the workplace in PNG. This includes the development of culturally-appropriate, gender-sensitive and gender-equitable strategies for employers to address the effects of FSV on their employees and organisations. The team has created PNG’s first ‘Model Policy on Family and Sexual Violence’ based on international good practice and participatory research in PNG. The current phase involves providing implementation support for local employers through research, training and advisory services, as well as building the capacity of local trainers.

Australian Council of Trade Unions

Australian Council of Trade Unions

A long-term collaboration between researchers from the School of Social Sciences and the ACTU has already led to domestic violence clauses for around 1.6 million workers in Australia. Currently, the partners are conducting an online survey of employer experiences of the implementation of domestic violence clauses. This will provide evidentiary material for a case which the ACTU will take to the Fair Work Commission in 2015 for the inclusion of domestic violence paid leave in modern awards.

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