Take Action in the Workplace on Domestic and Family Violence

The Champions of Change Coalition ‘Playing Our Part’ framework provides guidance to organisations taking action on domestic and family violence in the workplace. Organisations can take action in four ways: supporting employees experiencing domestic and family violence; responding to employees who are or may be using domestic and family violence; contributing to the prevention of domestic and family violence by progressing gender and other forms of equality; extending the organisational responses to reach clients, customers and local communities.

Playing Our Part Workplace Action on Domestic and Family Violence
The Facts About Domestic and Family Violence
Implementation Guide for workplace action on domestic and family violence
Tools and resources for workplace action on domestic and family violence
Playing Our Part Workplace Action on Domestic and Family Violence

1/ The full report
‘Playing Our Part’
A Framework for Workplace
Action on Domestic and Family Violence

The Facts About Domestic and Family Violence

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The Facts About Domestic and Family Violence
Domestic and Family Violence is a Workplace Issue

Implementation Guide for workplace action on domestic and family violence

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Implementation Guide
For Workplace Action on Domestic and Family Violence

Tools and resources for workplace action on domestic and family violence

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Tools and Resources
For Workplace Action on Domestic and Family Violence

Challenge DV (formerly Australia’s CEO Challenge) has been partnering with workplaces to facilitate domestic and family violence prevention training since 2001. Challenge DV also creates change with a unique partnerships program that match businesses or government departments with front-line services, and hosting events designed to unite a community no longer able to accept domestic and family violence.

www.challengedv.org

The Full Stop Foundation supports the work of Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia, delivering: 24/7 trauma specialist counselling to people impacted by sexual, domestic and family violence; training and professional services to businesses, governments and community organisations to better prevent and respond to violence; and public advocacy for change.

www.rape-dvservices.org.au

No to Violence (NTV) is the largest peak body in Australia representing organisations and individuals working with men to end family violence and operator of Men’s Referral Service, which provides telephone counselling, information and referrals for men who use violence to help change their behaviour.

ntv.org.au

Our Watch is a national leader in the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia.

www.ourwatch.org.au

The UNSW Gendered Violence Research Network (GVRN) offers a knowledge exchange stream (Gendered Violence & Organisations) which has successfully partnered with over 50 organisations including a range of private sector employers to design response strategies, advise on policy and deliver expert training in gendered violence prevention and response.

www.unsw.edu.au/

WESNET is the national peak body for specialist women’s domestic and family violence services across Australia and the leading sector expert on the intersection of technology and violence against women. WESNET provides training and advice to frontline workers, governments, technology and other businesses to ensure women can access technology safely.

wesnet.org.au

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Andy Penn

Domestic and family violence is an issue that needs widespread action from all parts of the community so we can bring about real and lasting change.

Andy Penn, CEO, Telstra

David Larocca

As a leader of a large and diverse workforce, I know our workplace can have a profound impact on creating a more gender equal society by promoting respectful and inclusive behaviours at work and in all aspects of our lives. 

David Larocca, Oceania CEO & Regional Managing Partner, EY

Scott Wyatt

In Australia 62% of women who have experienced or are currently experiencing family and domestic violence are in the paid workforce, and it is therefore highly likely that there are members of our team (both men and women) who are silently living with this activity taking place in their family home.

Scott Wyatt, CEO, Viva Energy

Richard Enthoven

Domestic and family violence is a scourge on society and we all bear a responsibility, particularly as employers, to do all we can to ensure our workplaces operate as a refuge and place of safe harbour for all.

Richard Enthoven, Managing Director, Hollard Holdings Australia

Kristy McKellar

Embedding workplace responses that resonate with employees experiencing violence and abuse is critical, so they feel safe to speak up and be supported to seek assistance in their own workplace and to ensure perpetrating behaviours within workplaces are not tolerated.

Kristy McKellar OAM

Andy Penn

Domestic and family violence is an issue that needs widespread action from all parts of the community so we can bring about real and lasting change.

Andy Penn, CEO, Telstra

David Larocca

As a leader of a large and diverse workforce, I know our workplace can have a profound impact on creating a more gender equal society by promoting respectful and inclusive behaviours at work and in all aspects of our lives. 

David Larocca, Oceania CEO & Regional Managing Partner, EY

Scott Wyatt

In Australia 62% of women who have experienced or are currently experiencing family and domestic violence are in the paid workforce, and it is therefore highly likely that there are members of our team (both men and women) who are silently living with this activity taking place in their family home.

Scott Wyatt, CEO, Viva Energy

Richard Enthoven

Domestic and family violence is a scourge on society and we all bear a responsibility, particularly as employers, to do all we can to ensure our workplaces operate as a refuge and place of safe harbour for all.

Richard Enthoven, Managing Director, Hollard Holdings Australia

Kristy McKellar

Embedding workplace responses that resonate with employees experiencing violence and abuse is critical, so they feel safe to speak up and be supported to seek assistance in their own workplace and to ensure perpetrating behaviours within workplaces are not tolerated.

Kristy McKellar OAM

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

16 Days of Activism Toolkit

Playing Our Part:
16 Days of Activism Toolkit

Employees who use DFV


Employees who use domestic & family violence – A workplace response

Domestic and Family Violence During COVID-19


Workplace responses to domestic and family violence during COVID-19