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Domestic violence at work

The power of partnership

Ludo McFerran, from Australia, has worked in domestic violence prevention for nearly 40 years. She is a trailblazer in the field and a member of the DV@Work network. After 15 years of discussions with employers about policy and support for employees, and not much progress, Ludo decided to approach the trade union movement. In collaboration with the trade union movement, she initiated the concept of domestic violence paid leave and protection at work through collective bargaining. Today there are, in Australia, something like 1500 collective agreements that contain a domestic violence clause.

Listen to Ludo tell the story of how building an alliance between the domestic violence sector and the trade union movement changed everything and got results for Australian workers experiencing domestic violence.

Ludo made this video in November 2016 for participants attending the ETUC ‘Safe at home, safe at work’ conference in Madrid.  Many thanks to the ETUC for sharing.

DV@Work Newsletter

Read issue 4 here!

It’s got useful background information on the ILO Convention violence against women and men in the world of work and the upcoming tripartite meeting of experts.

An update about a number of national surveys taking place around the world and a feature about our Action Forum which took place in Bali at the end of May this year.


No hay una línea invisible que separe lo que está bien de lo que está mal

Les presentamos el ‘Violentometro’, una herramienta que utiliza nuestra afiliada Camioneros de Argentina para medir la violencia; específicamente, la violencia doméstica perpetrada por la pareja, pero también sirve como termómetro para medir las distintas manifestaciones de violencia que padecen las mujeres en la vida cotidiana, incluidos en sus puestos de trabajo y en la calle. Continue reading “No hay una línea invisible que separe lo que está bien de lo que está mal”

There’s no invisible line to say what is ok and what is not.

Take a look at the ‘Violentometro’. It’s a tool used by our affiliate, Camioneros in Argentina, to measure violence. It’s specifically relevant to domestic violence perpetrated by an intimate partner but is also relevant to the violence experienced in wider society, including in our workplaces and on the street. Continue reading “There’s no invisible line to say what is ok and what is not.”

Tea and consent

What is consent?

In this short film Watch here it’s the CHOICE to have a cup of tea! It is having the FREEDOM and the CAPACITY to make that choice.

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