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The Champions of Change Coalition, in partnership with Challenge DV, No to Violence, Our Watch, The Full Stop Foundation, UNSW Gendered Violence Research Network and WESNET, has released this framework with practical actions and resources for organisations, to advance their approach to the prevention and response to domestic and family violence in the workplace.
This is the fourth collaborative report to be published by the Champions of Change Coalition over the last 6 years of experimentation and evolution of practices and actions for workplaces to contribute to the prevention and response to domestic and family violence.
In 2021, the role workplaces can play in preventing and responding to domestic and family violence is much clearer. Champions of Change Member organisations take their responsibility seriously with many modelling leading practice approaches to both employees who experience and who use domestic and family violence. More than 85% of Champions of Change Members have initiatives in place to support employees experiencing domestic and family violence and 70% have programs in place to respond to employees who use or may use domestic and family violence. Many (indeed more than 45%) are making innovative and meaningful contributions to support prevention and responses to domestic and family violence beyond their organisations through clients, customers, suppliers and the communities within which they work.