Family & Domestic Violence

Other Research

Intersectionality Matters: Guide to engaging immigrant and refugee communities to prevent violence against women

The Intersectionality Matters Guide aims to help people and organisations develop violence prevention approaches, strategies and activities in a way that meaningfully engages immigrant and refugee communities.

Case Studies

Commonwealth Bank’s comprehensive strategy on domestic and family violence

In 2015, Commonwealth Bank CEO Ian Narev led the organisation to develop a comprehensive strategy on domestic and family violence.

News

Domestic violence – why it’s not just domestic

News articles

November 25, 2017 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women which seeks to raise awareness of the various forms of violence women experience, including family and domestic violence. Please join us in marking this day and playing your part in responding to the problem.

Election 2016: Where do the major parties stand on D&I?

Media releases

Diversity Council Australia has today released responses to its pre-election survey about policies the major parties would be taking to the election that support diversity and inclusion in Australian workplaces.

Perspectives

A day in the life: living – and working – with domestic violence

Blog

Ahead of November 25, which marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, business consultant Lisa McAdams pens a powerful first-person account of what it’s like to live – and work – in the shadow of violence.

Facing Up to the Realities of Domestic and Family Violence in the Workplace

Lisa Annese
Opinion pieces

Workplaces can make a difference on many levels if they face up to their responsibilities in the quest to reduce family and domestic violence.

Finally! Domestic violence back on the national agenda – but for how long?

Lisa Annese Chief Executive Officer Diversity Council Australia
Blog

When will we stop focusing on what women can do, when victims should flee, and why they stay with their abusive partner? Instead, when will we start looking at the behaviour of the perpetrators of violence, the role of men and how to break the stronghold of silence from our society?

The magnitude of the problem of family and domestic violence in Australia has only become part of our collective consciousness in recent years. With this realisation has come acknowledgement that society at large must work together to address this crisis.  Employers can play a significant role in supporting and protecting victims of abuse. 

Webcasts from past events

Hosted by Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers
15 Jun 2015

DCA’s Diversity Leadership Program is exclusively for DCA members and provides an opportunity to hear the latest on leading practice in workplace diversity – from organisations and from academic and other experts in the field. This forum will explore the impact of family and domestic violence in the workplace, and what employers can do to support and assist their staff.

Hosted by Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers
15 Jun 2015

DCA’s Diversity Leadership Program is exclusively for DCA members and provides an opportunity to hear the latest on leading practice in workplace diversity – from organisations and from academic and other experts in the field. This forum will explore the impact of family and domestic violence in the workplace, and what employers can do to support and assist their staff.