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Did you know that the financial impact of domestic violence ranges from individual to societal according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)? In fact, the lifetime economic cost associated with medical services, lost productivity from paid work, criminal justice and other costs, was USD 3.6 trillion. The cost of domestic violence over a victim’s lifetime was USD 103,767 for women and USD 23,414 for men. Our aim with the GenSafe Workplaces programme is to advocate for personnel policies that provide a safe, inclusive and supportive world for everyone.

The GenSafe Workplaces programme was developed by United Women Singapore in 2020. In celebration of its one year anniversary, we are thrilled to announce our first GenSafe Workplaces Informational Handbook which will help private sector organisations create a Domestic Violence Workplace Policy that works for their organisation and its people. The panel features esteemed leaders of industry who will share their insights on supportive personnel policies and best practices for employees experiencing violence or victimisation. The discussion will be moderated by Georgette Tan, President of United Women Singapore. Registered participants of this event will receive the first virtual copy of the handbook. This event will not be possible without the support of the Association of Corporate Counsel (Singapore).

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Date: Friday 1 October 2021
Time: 11.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. (GMT +8, Singapore)

Platform: ZoomTicket Price: Complimentary
Registration Link: Save Your Seat Today!

About the Speakers

Hwee Ping Chua, Vice-President, International Legal & Compliance, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Member of Association of Corporate Counsel Singapore
Hwee Ping oversees the delivery of legal & compliance services and support to a broad range of issues and initiatives, including sales & marketing, regulatory, business development, commercial, labor and other issues arising across her geographic responsibilities. She leads a team of approximately 130 legal & compliance professionals across the globe.

Maree Myerscough, General Counsel, Asia Pacific, Aquila Capitale General Counsel, Asia Pacific, Aquila Capital, Board Member of Association of Corporate Counsel Singapore
Maree is General Counsel, Asia Pacific for Aquila Capital. She has broad transactional experience in corporate, commercial and financing transactions, with a focus on renewable energy and infrastructure projects. In 2018, Maree was honoured to win the “General Commercial” award the Global Counsel Awards at an event in New York and was included in ALB’s In-house Counsel “40 Under 40” List for Asia Pacific in 2018.

Fatim Jumabhoy, Asia Head of Employment, Pensions & Incentives, Herbert Smith Freehills
Fatim is the Asia Head of the Employment, Pensions & Incentives team, and helps clients achieve practical and commercial solutions to labour and employment issues across Asia. Her focus is on cross border and multi jurisdiction matters, working with clients to create regionally consistent yet locally compliant approaches to difficult and complex employment issues.

About GenSafe Workplaces Programme

The GenSafe Workplaces programme advocates for personnel policies that provide a safe and supportive world for everyone, regardless of gender, for the community. In December 2019, United Women Singapore launched a report in collaboration with IPSOS, Challenge the Apathy: Shedding Light on Domestic Abuse in Singapore, where we surveyed 300 Singaporeans on their perceptions of domestic violence and abuse (DVA). The study showed that 13% of the female participants have experienced family violence. With the increasing rate of female labour participation in Singapore, there is a high probability of females suffering in silence and therefore, a spillover effect at the workplace affecting employees’ productivity, workplace safety and environment. Our role is to advocate for workplace policies that protect the rights of victims of DVA and prevent them from losing or leaving their jobs due to the spillover effect of DVA at the workplace as economic security is a critical component of recovery and empowerment.

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