White Ribbon Australia Workplace Accreditation
The Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games is working towards White Ribbon Australia Workplace Accreditation to further support employees affected by domestic and family violence (DFV).
DFV is a workplace issue. Research indicates:
- 1 in 6 Australian women, and 1 in 19 Australian men, has experienced physical abuse from a current partner or former partner.
- two-thirds of Australian women affected by DFV are employed, and 1 in 5 Australian women say violence continues at work.
- 9 in 10 incidents are not reported.
All forms of violence experienced by men and women—inside and outside of our workplace—are unacceptable.
This program will help us to better recognise, prevent and respond to violence—every one of us has the right to feel safe and supported in the workplace.