According to Transparency International, gender can influence how likely actors are to pay or accept bribes, what forms of corruption they are exposed to, and how they perceive and respond to them . Gender-specific prejudices and stereotypes can also have a disproportionate impact on women and force them to pay more bribes to obtain public services, which in many cases can lead to a violation of human rights.
Gender-specific attitudes towards corruption may not be universal, but they are typical for the culture or context in which they are embedded. In the business world, women are still regarded as newcomers and are less familiar with the rules of illegal transactions . Therefore, corruption is becoming an obstacle for women in obtaining financial resources, for example in accessing credits and doing business. Women generally lack the information, experience and resources to deal confidently with corrupt networks, which makes them more vulnerable to demands for bribes and further limits their opportunities to succeed in their businesses.
Another important aspect when we talk about gender and corruption is the integration of a gender perspective in anti-corruption programmes. Compliance systems must implement a gender perspective, considering the respective impact on both, women and men. Women are crucial actors in the fight against corruption. Therefore, the design of gender-sensitive anti-corruption strategies and gender-specific approaches are crucial.
Understanding the complex relationship between gender and corruption is an essential step towards promoting women's rights and establishing a level playing field between women and men. In this webinar series, relevant issues on the topic will be discussed and put on the compliance agenda of companies.
In this first episode we are discussing how corruption in the private sector affects women.
The event will take 60 minutes and will be held on Thursday, 16 July 2020, in Spanish language.
This webinar series aims at women professionals and entrepreneurs. The events will further be open to all Compliance Officers, Business Executives, CEOs and anyone interested in compliance and gender issues.
Date from: 16.07.2020 09:00
Date to: 16.07.2020 10:00