Corruption knows no limitations. It can be found in developing countries, as well as in places like the United States. Women and children are especially at risk to face corrupt practices such as bribery and fraud. The size and scope may be different depending on the situation, but the lasting impact is the same.
In a recent blog series posted on the FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act) blog, statistics from October 2012 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) survey are reviewed and discussed. This blog series specifically focuses on women’s perspectives on corruption and how it impacts them.
For example, bribery was the most common term women associated with “corruption.” This is also what they experienced most often. In the survey 63% of women reported they have been asked to pay a bribe, typically to gain access to public goods and services.
At iBridge, we believe in the impact and importance of social responsibility as a company and have helped women and children at risk by setting up two data processing centers in an economically disadvantaged zone in India. We encourage you to read more on the FCPA blog and look for Part 2 of the series.