Family & Domestic Violence

The magnitude of the problem of family and domestic violence in Australia has only become apparent in recent years. With this realisation there has been an 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. 

DCA Research

Change At Work

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For well over thirty years, initiatives designed to improve diversity and inclusion (D&I) have been a priority for organisations – but are the plethora of D&I initiatives actually creating the organisational change they aspire to?

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

Commonwealth Bank

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

News

Backlash: is it good for diversity and inclusion (D&I)?

Media releases

The 2019 Diversity Council Australia and MLC Life Insurance Debate will ask: Is backlash good for diversity and inclusion?

New report shows how to make D&I change initiatives that stick

Media releases

DCA with Deloitte and Google have released a new report which sets out an innovative framework to make diversity and inclusion change that works.

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.

Perspectives

When Love Hurts

The Art of Inclusion. Episode 2: When Love Hurts - Domestic Violence through an LGBTIQ+ Lens
Podcasts

Our latest podcast episode explores domestic violence through the lens of LGBTIQ+ relationships.

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.

Webcasts from past events

29 Oct 2019

Is backlash good for diversity and inclusion? This is the question moderator Tony Jones posed at this year's DCA & MLC LIfe Insurance Annual Diversity Debate.

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20 Jun 2019

At this Gender Equality Network, we looked at how workplaces can respond to and help prevent domestic violence.