Gender Based Violence at Workplace: A Case Study of Egor Local Government of Edo State of Nigeria
46 Pages Posted: 14 Apr 2021
Date Written: March 28, 2021
This study examines gender-based violence at workplace using Egor Local Government, Edo State, Nigeria as a case study. A sample of 180 respondents comprising of 100 females and 80 males was selected from Egor Local council area, Benin municipality, Edo state Nigeria. The objectives of the study is to investigate the prevalence of gender-based violence and its toll on the performance of workers of Egor Local Government of Edo State and proffer solutions in curbing gender-based violence at workplace in all the organizations in the state. The study’s findings indicate that Gender-Based Violence (GBV) exists in most public workplaces in Edo state of Nigeria and that it leads to poor employee performance and that at least one in every three women in the state public sector claimed to have been harassed sexually, physically beaten and/or otherwise abused in their workplace. This supports the findings of International Labour Organization (ILO) working paper of Working by Adrienne Cruz and Sabine Klinger (2011).
Keywords: Gender Based Violence (GBV); Workplace Performance; Organization Effectiveness
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