Business Against Intimate Partner Violence

A Case of Participatory Action Research and Social Action

  • Melsa Ararat

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Gender Equality: An imperative for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-3
    2. Melsa Ararat
      Pages 19-52
    3. Back Matter
      Pages 53-76
  3. Institutional Context: Women in Turkey

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 169-193

About this book


This book addresses the Business Against Domestic Violence (BADV) project launched by the Corporate Governance Forum of Turkey (CGFT), a research center at Sabanci University School of Management. The goal of BADV is to mobilize companies to combat intimate partner violence (IPV) in Turkey. The project was made possible by a collaborative partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Turkish Industrialists and Business Association (TUSIAD).   

The book is divided into two sections. Section 1, which focuses on the project itself, frames the elimination of IPV as an SDG target, and provides a detailed account of the project’s motivation, underlying research, project organization, implementation, and outcome. The question of why gender equality and IPV matter for business is also addressed. Lastly, the role of business schools and management scholars in creating practical and actionable knowledge to achieve development goals is discussed, based on the BADV experience. In turn, Section 2 explores the background of the project and sheds a multidisciplinary light on the local context.  

The main objective of the book is to encourage business schools and business organizations to form partnerships in pursuit of Goal-5 and other SDG targets, helping to create actionable knowledge and prompt social action. The book presents IPV from all relevant perspectives and focuses on Turkey, a key emerging economy and G-20 country.


Gender equality Intimate partner violence Sustainable development goals (SDG) Women's rights Corporate Social Responsibility

Editors and affiliations

  • Melsa Ararat
    • 1
  1. 1.School of ManagementSabanci UniversityIstanbulTurkey

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-981-32-9651-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-32-9652-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2509-7873
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-7881
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