Premier Stephen Marshall welcomed the recent relaunch of White Ribbon Australia in a video message to all government employees, emphasising the government’s ongoing commitment to implementing the White Ribbon program.
WA organisation Communicare launched the new White Ribbon Australia on 24 June, with prominent South Australian Brad Chilcott as Executive Director. Communicare is a not-for-profit organisation delivering a range of community supports, including frontline domestic and family violence services.
To coincide with the relaunch of White Ribbon Australia the state government released its new Break The Cycle website which acts as a hub for all domestic violence information in South Australia, including connection to support and services.
As part of the State Government’s Workplace Equality and Respect Project, DEW is one of 24 agencies working towards re-accreditation as a White Ribbon workplace this year.
This means we are taking action within our workplace to promote gender equality and create cultures of safety and respect. We are ensuring that employees experiencing workplace or domestic and family violence receive supportive and effective responses. While holding perpetrators accountable, we are also providing employees who may be concerned about their use of violence with access to information and services.
You can find out more about White Ribbon Australia and Communicare on the White Ribbon Australia website and by following on social media by searching ‘whiteribbonaustralia’.
To find out more about the Workplace Equality and Respect Project go to the South Australian Equal Opportunity Commission website.