DC event at the World Bank

The Poverty GP and the Gender CCSA Invite You to a Brown Bag Lunch on
The Role of the Private Sector in Addressing GBV – Experiences from Latin America and the Caribbean

Date: October 20, 2014 from 12:30-2 p.m.
Location: World Bank Headquarters, MC C1-100

*A light lunch will be served

External participants: Please RSVP with Amparo Lezama for building access: alezamamanta@worldbank.org

Gender-based violence (GBV) has become an increasing concern in the LAC region, not least for companies affected by it. The World Bank Group has been addressing this issue through analytical work and operational support. However, more can be done by directly engaging the private sector. This conversation will shed light on the impact GBV can have on the private sector and what companies can do about it. The study “Violence Against Women and its Financial Consequences for Business in Peru” will be presented. In addition, two companies from the LAC region will present their specific initiatives to address GBV. We look forward to hearing your thoughts and taking action!


  • Louise Cord – Practice Manager (Poverty GP, LAC)
  • Henriette Kolb – Gender CCSA (Head Gender IFC)


  • Christine Brendel – Manager, ComVoMujer project (GIZ), “Violence Against Women and its Financial Consequences for Businesses in Peru”
  • Claudia Cárdenas – Manager, Foundation “Estás Vivo” (VIVA, Bolivia)
  • Paola Ramírez – Coordinator, Social Corporate Responsibility (HAUG, Peru)


  • Jennifer Solotaroff –  Senior Social Development Specialist (Urban, Rural and Social Developoment GP)
  • Alys Willman –  Social Development Specialist, (Urban, Rural and Social Development GP)

Joining WebEx Instructions:

Meeting number: 738 509 157
Meeting Password: JkwKVm5D

For more information, please contact: Miriam Muller,  mmuller1@worldbank.org or Carolina Ferrer: cferrerrincon@worldbank.org

Dial-in instructions:

Domestic participants (Continental US & Canada), please dial: (1-855) 244-8681
International participants, please dial:+1 (650) 479-3207
Access code:  738 509 157


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