Men's violence and abuse is not unique to any single Australian workplace, but the solutions to solve it are. Workplaces hold an important role in providing safe environments for women, driving social change and eliminating men’s violence against women.
We know that one-in-four women have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace; 60% of women experiencing violence from a current partner are working; 94% of employees agree that leaders should be educating their workforce about respectful relationships; and that $22 billion a year is the estimated burden to the Australian economy as a result of men’s violence, harassment and abuse.
We want you to join Australia's only independent Workplace Accreditation Program.
How does White Ribbon Australia’s Workplace Accreditation Program work?
White Ribbon Australia’s Workplace Accreditation Program provides an internal audit of your policies, procedures and workplace culture in relation to women’s safety and gender equality issues.
We work with you to determine how well your employees understand the issues of family and domestic violence and what to do if someone discloses that they are experiencing violence themselves.
The program helps affirm the great things you’re already doing in the workplace, shines a light on any gaps that exist and provides support to help nurture a culture of respect, safety and equality.
What are the benefits of White Ribbon Australia’s Workplace Accreditation Program?
The Workplace Accreditation Program supports workplaces to adapt organisational culture, equipping your people with the capability to address the issue of violence against women, both within the workplace and broader community.
- Increased staff retention
- Increased staff satisfaction
- Preferred Employer of Choice
- Safe and Inclusive workplace
- Increased productivity through less unplanned leaves of absence
- A more diverse workforce, that embraces equality for women
- Becoming part of a community of like-minded organisations
- Access to research and resources that support the fight to eliminate violence and harassment of women in the workplace
- Initial audit to support workforce culture and understanding of gendered violence
Take the first step towards your workplace accreditation.
White Ribbon Australia Workplace Accreditation helps demonstrate to staff and stakeholders – customers, clients and partners – that you are committed to gender equality and creating a safe workplace for everyone; that your commitment goes beyond words and has been assessed and endorsed by experts in the field.
Complete the expression of interest form on the right to learn more about how workplace accreditation can support your organisation.