Employers urged to adopt family violence policy

Employers urged to adopt family violence policy

This White Ribbon Day, Shine joins the Human Rights Commission to encourage employers to address family violence - one of NZ’s biggest human right issues. Today the HRC released this first video in a series, featuring Holly Carrington from Shine and organisations which have implemented family violence policy.

“Shine has assisted employers for many years to create workplaces that are safe and supportive for victims of domestic abuse through DVFREE, which recommends creation of a policy as a starting point. DVFREE also helps employers raise awareness amongst staff and provides training for key staff so they know how to support employees who disclose abuse safely and effectively,”  Westpac and The University of Auckland stand out as two DVFREE partners who have gone beyond introducing a policy to ensure that staff know more about the issue and how to access support.

Read more on DVFREE here.

Related articles:

Jackie Blue: Employers have a part to play in tackling family violence in the NZ Herald

Call for more employers to consider needs of workers affected by family violence on Stuff

Businesses and workplaces encouraged to adopt policies that address family violence on Live News
Businesses and workplaces encouraged to adopt policies that address family violence on Foreign Affairs.co.nz


“"When I got to the Shine refuge with my boys, I felt an enormous weight lift off me. I realised how much anxiety and fear I had been carrying around for so long. Shine helped me get a Protection Order and Parenting Order against S. Within days, I began sleeping and eating normally again." ”