White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) is providing a platform to unite communities while striving for gender equality and an end to domestic and family violence.
The Queensland Government is committed to recognising and addressing community concerns around domestic and family violence. White Ribbon accreditation is a stepping stone in helping make this happen.
The Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games was awarded White Ribbon Australia Workplace Accreditation in November 2017 in recognition of its efforts to prevent domestic and family violence and support affected employees.
The White Ribbon Australia Workplace accreditation program recognises workplaces which take active steps to prevent and respond to violence against women, accrediting them as a White Ribbon Workplace. White Ribbon Workplaces are centres of respect and proactivity in relation to the safety of women in the workplace, and are members of a leading-edge cohort, both nationally and internationally. This is an award-winning initiative which is complementary to women’s empowerment initiatives and strengthens the organisation's stance in relation to anti-bullying legislation.
The international White Ribbon Campaign is delivered in over 60 countries. This program is underpinned by the White Ribbon Campaign which focuses on the positive role men can play alongside women in preventing violence against women.
White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation also delivers on government commitments under the Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an end to domestic and family violence in Queensland.
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will transform the Gold Coast and Queensland by creating benefits for our communities before, during and after the 11 days of competition. These are the benefits that this initiative will bring to Queenslanders both within the Gold Coast and across our state:
White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation will assist in:
- Preventing and reducing incidents of violence against women and families
- Enhancing health and welfare of survivors of violence
- Directly addressing and mitigating risk in terms of anti-bullying legislation