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White Ribbon 2017 Accredited Workplaces: Australian workplaces stand up to violence against women

White Ribbon is proud to announce the accreditation of 17 workplaces.

This September a further 17 workplaces from across Australia have achieved White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation following 18 months of comprehensive development and training to create a safer and more respectful workplace.

Reaching over 600,000 employees since 2012, the internationally recognised White Ribbon Accreditation Program assesses workplaces against 15 compulsory criteria under three standards. Each workplace demonstrates effective leadership, resource allocation, communication, HR policy development and training, supporting employees to be respectful across all areas of business.

In Australia, one in five women experience harassment within the workplace. White Ribbon Workplaces are committed to changing workplace culture to prevent abuse of and violence against women.

This cohort of newly accredited White Ribbon Workplaces brings the total number of accredited Australian workplaces to 122, with a further 100 organisations working toward accreditation.

Accreditation as a ‘White Ribbon Workplace’ results from the independent assessment of documented evidence of policy and practice against White Ribbon Australia’s Workplace Accreditation Framework. Accreditation lasts for three years.

Recent findings commissioned by White Ribbon Australia and evaluated by KPMG found that the Workplace Accreditation Program demonstrates the positive impact of evidence-based prevention strategies involving policies, procedures, education and training, in improving attitudes and behaviours to prevent violence against women and drive gender equality.

Newly Accredited Workplaces

  • Parliament of Victoria
  • Ability Options
  • Bridge Housing Limited
  • University of Southern QLD
  • The Housing Trust
  • Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service
  • Navy Health Ltd
  • Federation University
  • Curtin University
  • TUH
  • TAFE NSW Riverina Institute
  • Relationships Australia TAS
  • Social Research Centre
  • TransGrid
  • REA Group
  • LTD


About White Ribbon

White Ribbon’s primary prevention imitative aims to stop violence before it occurs, through education, awareness raising and by challenging ingrained attitudes and power inequalities that give rise to men’s violence against women. Advocating social change, the initiative highlights the positive role men can play to stop domestic violence. White Ribbon Australia seeks an Australian society in which all women can live in safety, free from violence and abuse.

This policy statement represents the organisational position of White Ribbon Australia. It does not represent the individual opinions and views of our stakeholders, including, but not limited to, our Ambassadors, Advocates, Partners and staff members.

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