U.N. Reveals ‘Alarmingly High’ Levels of Violence Against Women

About 35 percent of women worldwide — more than one in three — said they had experienced physical violence in their lifetime, the report finds. One in 10 girls under the age of 18 was forced to have sex.  Are corporations the primary cause of this violence?  No.  Is the fact that women continue to be second class citizens in the workplace a major factor in the mindset that produces this violence?  Absolutely.  Also, note that the economic impact is huge. One recent study found that domestic violence against women and children alone costs the global economy $4 trillion.  This is a business issue.  Supporting those who are addressing this issue and pressuring those who are not to do so is the responsibility of every investor.

Full text of article from NY Times:  http://nyti.ms/1AanQIN

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