White Ribbon Accreditation Program
A leadership piece made in July 2018 by the Department of State Growth which features all nine Tasmanian State Services Heads of Agency speaking about their commitment to the White Ribbon program and the elimination of family violence.
State Growth and White Ribbon
The Department of State Growth has a culture of zero tolerance towards violence, including any form of family violence.
State Growth takes an active role to support employees and their families by providing a workplace environment that promotes their safety and provides the flexibility to support employees to live free from violence.
The department is seeking accreditation to become a White Ribbon Workplace under the White Ribbon Australia Accreditation Program. State Growth has undertaken a rigorous 18-month process to demonstrate commitment to cultural change in preventing and responding to violence against women in the workplace.
What is White Ribbon?
White Ribbon is Australia’s only national, male led campaign to end men’s violence against women. The Campaign aims to raise awareness and change attitudes and behaviours by engaging men and boys to lead social change.
White Ribbon’s Vision is for all women to live in safety, free from all forms of men’s violence. Their mission is to make women’s safety a man’s issue too.
Globally, White Ribbon is the world’s largest male-led movement to end men’s violence against women, to promote gender equity and respectful relationships and is active in more than 60 countries.
Workplace Accreditation Program
State Growth is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity and values equality and respect. As an organisation it is important to take active steps to prevent and respond to all forms of violence and to change the attitudes and behaviours that allow violence to occur. Undertaking accreditation to become a White Ribbon Workplace helps keep us accountable and ensures our training and practices are frequently reviewed.
Where can I find help and support?
If you or someone you know is impacted by family violence, call the Safe at Home Family Violence Response and Referral Line on 1800 633 937 or visit the 1800RESPECT website. In an emergency, call 000.