This survey forms part of the Business Fights Poverty Challenge exploring:  “What role can business play in tackling gender-based violence?”

By filling in this survey you are contributing important insight into how businesses are, can or should be tackling gender-based violence - whether in the workplace, or supporting employees who are victims and survivors of domestic violence. All information is anonymous and confidential, unless you state otherwise.

Your insights will help in the creation of a toolkit, which aims to highlight best practices for businesses in tackling gender-based violence. For more information about the Challenge, please click here.

For the purposes of this survey, we are focusing on gender-based violence which often occurs as the result of a power imbalance that frequently, but not exclusively, affects women. We are considering violence to be "any act...that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life…” WHO.

Harassment is unwelcome verbal or physical behavior that unreasonably interferes with work or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment. The behavior may be one-time or continuous. Sexual harassment can include unwelcome verbal advances or behavior, requests for sexual favors, or inappropriate sexual comments World Bank.