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Whitaker Ideas Forum: Domestic Violence and Businesses: Consequences and Responses in Global South

March 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Speaker(s): Dr. Aristides Vara Horna

Affiliation: University of San Martín de Porres

Organised by: Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change, NUI Galway

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There is little understanding, however, of the economic impacts of domestic violence, and particularly in the corporate sector. An even more significant gap in the literature is the identification of an effective business model to address DV.

Based on research in Latin America, Dr. Vara-Horna will discuss the financial consequences of DV for the corporate sector. Additionally, he will discuss the appropriate responses by businesses to address domestic violence and the efficacy of such responses. Drawing on evaluation research conducted over three years of a business model to prevent domestic violence in Bolivia, he will discuss the implications for spill over effects for businesses integrating a deliberate prevention model into business operations.

This is one of a series of seminars in the Whitaker Ideas Forum. Aristides will be representing the Gender and Public Policy research cluster.









The Whitaker Ideas Forum is a weekly seminar, running Wednesday’s throughout the semester from 1:00pm-2:00pm in CA110. It provides the opportunity for members of the Institute to showcase their research. The result are presentations that highlight the diversity of the research being undertaken, while allowing for an opportunity to engage in discussions and, sometimes, collaboration with attendees. Below, you will find a list of this semester’s seminars, please click the title for more information on that seminar.

Date Presenter Seminar Topic Whitaker

Research Cluster

23 January Eoin Daly Popular Sovereignty after Brexit Conflict, Humanitarianism and Security
30 January Tom Gillespie Rising waters and falling prices: The effects of flood risk on the Irish housing market SEMRU
6 February Sinead Mellett Farmers perception of climate change in Ireland Innovation and Structural Change
13 February Eimear Heaslip Learning from Living Labs: Experiences from the field Environment, Development and Sustainability
20 February Lorraine D’Arcy Spatial Planning, Urban Design, Transport and Human Health – Much more than footpaths and cycleways Social Sciences Research Centre
27 February Luke McGrath Natural capital accounting for Ireland through boom and bust: Genuine Savings 1990-2016 SEMRU
6 March Dmitry Brychkov Systems Social Marketing Approach to Upscale Galway Cycling System Applied Systems Thinking
13 March Eoin Cullina A study of the use of crowdsourcing by research funding agencies in call processes Agile and Open Innovation (LERO)
20 March Aristides Vara Horna Domestic Violence and Businesses: Consequences and Responses in Global South Gender and Public Policy
27 March Valerie Ledwith Discounting the Displaced: Examining Hungary’s Denial of Human Security for Migrants, Asylum Seekers and Refugees


Population and Migration