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News You Can Use: Mental Health [Video]

Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen mental health in the workplace come to the fore. According to research in The World Health Organisation’s latest guidelines on mental health at work, an estimated 15 per cent of working adults deal with mental health issues like depression and anxiety.

The pandemic has only exacerbated those problems and created new stress factors, also known as psychosocial risks, that affect us at work. It’s on employers to create healthy environments – it’s good for your staff and benefits your business. Rob Kosova from QBE Insurance is here to tell us more.

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Challenges for Women Opening and Running Businesses in Cambodia & Vietnam [Video]

Women entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia face many challenges in their daily business activities. The recent World Bank report "Enterprising Women" identifies gender gaps in entrepreneurship and factors associated with them. To better understand barriers to women’s micro, small, and medium enterprises, the East Asia and Pacific Gender Innovation Lab conducted qualitative research in Cambodia and Vietnam. This documentary shares stories of women business owners and highlights their challenges in accessing bank loans, complying with business formalities, and overcoming gender norms and stereotypes. Learn more: http://wrld.bg/oWvt50LPmAi00:00 Introduction00:31 Starting a Business02:30 Accessing Bank Loans04:20 Formalities: Business registration and taxes06:04 Stereotypes and social norms08:35 Female entrepreneurs are resilient and passionateABOUT THE WORLD BANK GROUP 🌐 The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for low-income countries. Its five institutions share a commitment to reducing poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development. http://www.worldbank.org