Global policy on sexual violence needed to reach G20 go...

Global policy on sexual violence needed to reach G20 goal of increasing women in employment


A global policy and uniform laws on sexual violence are needed to help reach the G20 goal of increasing the number of women in employment, according to a new paper which examines the links between sexual violence towards women and economic growth.

Authored by Catarina Sjölin, barrister and senior lecturer at Nottingham Law School in the UK, and Felicity Gerry QC, researcher at Charles Darwin University in Australia, the paper sets out the case for empowering women by tackling sexual exploitation through legal uniformity, extra territoriality and corporate responsibility.

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