Business Coalition for Women (BCFW)

Groundbreaking study on workplace responses to GBV

The groundbreaking project, launched this month, aims to build evidence demonstrating the benefits to business of providing coordinated and comprehensive responses for employees affected by family and sexual violence.

Firms join fight against FSV

This was revealed by Business Coalition for Women (BCFW) chairperson, Lesieli Moala Taviri, during the signing of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) for businesses to collaborate on a public-private based FSV seif haus and case management centre.

Lesieli said according to findings from a feasibility study conducted last year, the financial impact of FSV on business operations ran into the thousands of kina, and even millions.

Women’s coalition steps in to address FSV


This common issue reduces productivity, increases absenteeism and increases costs associated with employee turnover and security.

And again, women are more often the victims.

Because of this, the Business Coalition for Women (BCFW) has stepped in to help businesses address this issue.

Lesieli Taviri, chairperson of BCFW and CEO of PNG Origin, was part of a panel to discuss on FSV. This eventuated during a newly-introduced live question and answer program, aired by TVWan, last Wednesday.