Corrs Chambers Westgarth has taken a bold stand against family violence and in support of those it affects by launching a Family Violence Policy.
Corrs furthered its commitment to supporting the health and wellbeing of its people with the launch of the new policy today, 25 November, which is the International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women and also White Ribbon Day.
Corrs partner and Diversity Council Chair, Annette Hughes, is passionate about preventing and eliminating violence within the family.
“It is well known that family violence impacts individuals in every aspect of their lives, including in the workplace,” she said.
“The introduction of Corrs’ Family Violence Policy is in line with our commitment to support the health and wellbeing of our people. The Policy encourages those who experience family violence to seek help and support, and includes information about available assistance as well as access to leave options.”
The White Ribbon Campaign is about raising the profile of the high incidence rate of violence against women and focusing efforts to prevent and eliminate such violence. White Ribbons were made available for purchase in all Corrs offices today, with the proceeds going to White Ribbon Australia to support the organisation's work aimed at ending violence against women.
Violence against women is a serious problem in Australia. The White Ribbon Day website states that:
Taking action to change the story of domestic violence - See more here.
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