Resources

Workplace Respond

“Workplace Respond” to Sexual Violence

Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women, the “Workplace Respond” website provides information and tools for those interested in providing effective workplace responses to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence and stalking. It offers its visitors information to learn about the issue, as well as tools to assess, implement and evaluate a workplace …

Synthetic Guide

British synthetic guide for the workplace

The British union TUC (Trade Union Congress) designed in 2002 a guide for employers and Union reps to deal with the effects of domestic violence in the workplace. This comprehensive guide focuses on the different workplace policies that employers can set up to assist women victims of domestic violence. A true source of inspiration! +info: external link

Safe at Home

Safe at home, safe at work

Australia is one of the first countries that took into account the impact of domestic violence on workers and workplaces. Initiated in 2011, the Safe at Home, Safe at Work, funded by the Australian Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, aims to address the consequences of domestic violence in the workplace and work life of victims and perpetrators. It …

Australian Guide

Australian guide for companies

The Australian Service Union drew up a very interesting and inspiring guide for unions to bargains with companies to include domestic violence clauses in their agreements. It includes: – A list of reasons why the victim would not leave the abuser, and the importance of not judging her; – A list of arguments unions can exploit to overcome companies’ objections …

Inspiring Report

UK: inspiring report on GBV and the workplace

In 2014, the British union TUC (Trade Union Congress) released a report bringing to light the impact of domestic violence on the working lives of those living with an abusive partner. The results highlight the huge scale of the issue, as well as its important consequences on the professional life of the victims. As such, this report is a first …

Partner Violence

USA: companies’ alliance to tackle partner violence

Business leaders of the United States have founded the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence in 1995 to focus on the issue of domestic violence at the workplace. Its mission is to provide information and tools for companies to take action against partner violence. They believe indeed that business plays an essential role in raising awareness on this devastating issue, …

Offender

Offender: effects on the workplace

The consequence of domestic violence on the workplace is mostly studied from a victim’s point of view. This survey brings to light the significant impact of the offender’s violence in the workplace, and response from supervisors and co-workers. Indeed, it can result in lost work time, reduced performance and safety at work. The survey also highlights the response from supervisors …

VAW Survey

EU-wide survey about violence against women (FRA 2014)

This FRA survey, published march 2014, is the first of its kind on violence against women across the 28 Member States of the European Union (EU). It is based on interviews with 42,000 women across the EU, who were asked about their experiences of physical, sexual and psychological violence, including incidents of intimate partner violence (‘domestic violence’). +info: external link

WAVE

#WAVEcentre : Women Against Violence Europe

Women against Violence Europe (WAVE) has gathered, over the years, a considerable wealth of information and knowledge in the field of Violence against Women, including information on existing specialized women’s support services (women’s shelters/refuges, national helplines,…) and other women’s organizations working at preventing and combating VAW, in 46 European countries. As such, WAVE has become a reference in the field …