Violence against women– whether it occurs in or beyond the workplace – impacts on the health and safety of women at work, their wellbeing and their productivity. It may also impact negatively on the reputation of the organisation and the bottom-line.
The White Ribbon Workplace Program aims to support workplaces to prevent and respond to violence against women. The Program calls upon organisations to take steps to promote safe workplaces for women by adapting organisational culture, practices and procedures.
The Program will achieve this by:
- Building workplace awareness.
- Increasing staff and managerial knowledge and skill to address issues of violence against women.
- Recognising proactive and innovative steps being taken by workplaces.
The Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs for a term of four years.
White Ribbon is conducting a 16-month accreditation pilot project that aims to recognise and accredit workplaces that are taking active and effective steps to stop men’s violence against women.