A paper on the economic costs of violence against women for BIMR CWP conference: The role of parliamentarians in the elimination of VAW&G

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Philippa Olive

Earlier this year I was invited to present a paper on The Economic Costs of Violence against Women to the British Islands and Mediterranean Region Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians at their second annual conference held in Gibraltar on 6th – 8th February 2015. The focus of this conference was: The role of parliamentarians in the elimination of violence against women and girls. It was great to meet so many women parliamentarians and to be able to share my research on the impacts, and economic costs of impacts, of violence against women with them. It was also invaluable to hear about the work of other experts working in diverse ways to end violence against women.

CWP Gibraltar 2015 openingCWP February 2015 presenting

In this paper I presented the findings of a study that Professor Sylvia Walby and I undertook in 2014 for the European Institute of Gender Equality in which we i) examined the methodological options available…

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