We are pleased to announce that Campbell Page is proudly working towards becoming a White Ribbon Accredited Workplace in an effort to raise awareness of and enhance positive action to help stop men’s violence against women.
White Ribbon Australia is a national organisation working to change the attitude and behaviours that perpetuate men’s violence against women by engaging men and boys to lead social change.
The White Ribbon Australia Workplace Accreditation Program recognises workplaces that are taking active steps to stop violence against women. White Ribbon Workplaces engender a whole of organisation commitment to stop violence against women, meeting 15 criteria under three standards to create a safer and more respectful workplace.
The program builds on existing gender equality and diversity initiatives, providing the tools to strengthen a culture of respect and gender equality at all levels of the organisation. The program supports organisations to respond to and prevent violence against women, whether it occurs inside or outside the organisation, through supporting women experiencing violence, holding perpetrators to account, supporting all employees to challenge inappropriate behaviour and strengthening gender equality within the broader community.
Violence against women has been deemed “a major, public health problem” by the United Nations. Although this is a global issue, the statistics in Australia are alarming:
- Over 12 months, on average, one woman is killed every week as a result of intimate partner violence in Australia.
- One in three women in Australia have experienced physical and/ or sexual violence perpetrated by someone known to them.
Both women and men are more likely to experience violence at the hands of men, with 95% of all victims of violence in Australia reporting a male perpetrator.
Men and women also use and experience violence differently. While men are more likely to experience violence by other men in public places, women are more likely to experience violence from men they know, often in the home.
Not all men use violence- the majority of men are respectful and loving but there are distinct gendered patterns in the perpetration and impact of violence. All violence is wrong, regardless of the sex of the victim or perpetrator.
We look forward to creating a workplace and a community that keeps women free of violence.
We understand that the topic of men’s violence against women may be distressing for some people. If you feel like you need to talk to someone about these issues please contact one of these 24 hour support services, or visit http://www.whiteribbon.org.au/finding-help
- National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service: 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)
- Lifeline: 13 11 14.
- In an emergency, or if you are in danger or experiencing violence, call the Police on 000.
Campbell Page is a not-for-profit organisation that partners with a variety of other organisations to make a difference within the community. Click here to find out more about who we are or here to find out more about partnering with us.