Teachers Health recognised as a workplace pioneer in preventing and responding to violence against women

Teachers Health is delighted to receive White Ribbon Workplace accreditation.

The accreditation comes from White Ribbon Australia who are part of a global movement working to end violence against women. Their vision is to create a nation that respects women, in which every woman lives in safety and free from all forms of abuse, and the workplace accreditation program recognises workplaces that are taking active steps to support this.

Teachers Health’s CEO Brad Joyce says the announcement reflects the organisation’s support of anyone affected by violence – particularly women – and demonstrates its commitment to educating employees about domestic violence and the means of support available as part of its ongoing dedication to gender equality.

“We’re very proud to join the network of White Ribbon Workplaces committed to the prevention of men’s violence against women. The accreditation reflects our commitment to gender equality and builds on the organisation’s work over the past decade to create and support a genuinely diverse and richly talented workforce. We’ll continue to work hard to reinforce our culture which supports both men and women to succeed.”

To receive the accreditation, Teachers Health successfully demonstrated that its staff are appropriately supported to understand, prevent and respond to violence against women. The accreditation means the organisation is now officially recognised as a workplace pioneer in contributing to national cultural change to prevent and respond to violence against women.

Delia Donovan, White Ribbon Australia’s CEO commented, “Teachers Health has demonstrated effective leadership, resource allocation, communication, HR policy development and training to create a safer and more respectful workplace. It also evidenced its commitment to gender equality, supporting employees to be more respectful across all spheres of the workplace and broader community.”

Teachers Health’s ‘strong record in the field of gender equality’ was noted in the accreditation report, as well as the organisation’s clear commitment to the program: “The support offered to women impacted by violence is clear and there is a strong plan in place to both gather input from staff and to further evolve the organisation’s approach and commitment to the White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation Program.”

Delia Donovan has congratulated Teachers Health and its commitment to the White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation Program.

“Congratulations to Teachers Health on achieving this status – we look forward to their ongoing involvement in and commitment to the prevention of men’s violence against women and a workplace culture of respect and gender equality.

For more information on White Ribbon Australia, visit the website.