The Fair Work Ombudsman has prepared a downloadable guide to the new entitlements for family violence including for small business.
This new collaboration between Children's Hospital in NZ and UK Mediation Foundation focuses on conflict between health professionals and whānau (families) in paediatric hospitals, and is based on training staff to recognise and manage conflict as early as possible and use mediation skills to improve patient/whānau outcomes and staff wellbeing.
Australian research has found 1 in 5 victim-survivors of domestic and family violence work in the same workplace as their abuser, and 60 per cent of such victim-survivors report their abuser holds a position of power above them in the workplace. Also, 1 in 2 had their career progression and opportunities negatively impacted.
Ronan Smyth of White Ribbon Australia outlines (1) actions employers and workplaces can take to prevent and respond to men’s violence against women (2) an overview of the White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation Program (3) why this matters to your business.
There are many apps for mobile phones that are made to keep people safer. Some have information on healthy relationships, others can link you to support services. There are also safety apps that you can use to send messages or call 000 if you are in danger. You don’t need to be experiencing violence or abuse to use a safety app.
With its workforce an almost perfect reflection of New Zealand’s make up, The Warehouse Group was certain family violence – a major problem in New Zealand – affected its people.
In May 2019, IAG NZ was awarded Shine's DVFREE Tick, which recognises the comprehensive steps IAG has taken to provide a best practice response to domestic violence.
1800RESPECT is the national Australian domestic, family and sexual violence counselling, information and support service. Operating 24hrs with phone support, online chat, safety planning, healthy relationships advice, and information for people supporting someone who is experiencing violence and abuse.