About The Webinar

A Conversation on Equity in the Labour Force, Confronting Domestic Violence, and the Work of Women in building Flourishing Economies.
The Covid-19 pandemic and government lockdowns have exacerbated what is now being called the “shadow pandemic” of women increasingly being abused—sexually, physically, emotionally, and economically. For many women around the world, the violence manifests in their own homes as well as spaces of work and enterprise.

Now more than ever it is critical for women to gain financial freedom to break the vicious cycle of gender-based violence and workplace abuse. In recognition of Leah Tutu’s Birthday and Domestic Violence Awareness month, the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation and Shared Interest are excited to co-host a webinar about the economic and domestic threats to women’s empowerment.

According to recent research by the International Monetary Fund, an increase in violence against women by 1 percentage point is associated with a 9 percent lower level of economic activity in sub-Saharan Africa.

This webinar, facilitated by Chief Operating Officer of the Desmond & Leah Tutu Foundation Phumi Nhlapo, will bring together an intersectional conversation on women’s economic agency, and the impact of gender-based and institutional violence on women’s economic liberation

  • About the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation

    Founded in 2013, the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation (DLTLF) strives to take the example of its founders into the future, in part by growing and facilitating powerful and timely voices of moral courage on some of the most pressing issues of our time.
    Visit tutu.org.za for more information.

  • About Shared Interest
    Shared Interest was established in 1994 by Founder Donna Katzin along with other U.S. anti-apartheid activists and socially responsible investors who were committed to ending apartheid with an unwavering passion for human rights and economic justice.

    ​​​​​​​Shared Interest mobilizes the resources for Southern Africa’s economically disenfranchised communities to sustain themselves and build equitable nations.
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