Monitoring and Good Practice
What have we learnt about how to introduce and implement domestic violence clauses? Three organisations contribute to our knowledge of good practice.
Canadians plan a domestic violence and work survey
Good international links are paying off the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women (Western University) and the Canadian Labour Congress are planning a partnership which will produce a survey similar to the one conducted in Australia.
You can read more about their plans here.
International developments: United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) March 2013
Excellent outcomes from CSW 2013 at the United Nations in New York. A significant number of countries supported the work of labour organisations to ensure domestic violence is dealt with as workplace issue. An international network of activists on the issue of domestic violence and work has been proposed.
Safe at Home, Safe at Work? National Domestic Violence and the Workplace Survey (2011)
This report is product of a comprehensive national survey of over 3,600 employees, conducted by the Australian Domestic & Family Violence Clearinghouse in conjunction with Micromex in accordance with University of New South Wales ethics approval.
It provides clear evidence of the prevalence of domestic violence as it affects the Australian workforce and a focussed assessment of impacts of domestic violence on workers and workplaces.
Why Domestic Violence Entitlements Make Economic Sense (2012)
Family violence generates economic costs to the workplace, however evidence says that it makes better economic sense to support an employee suffering domestic violence, via paid leave and safe workplace policies, than have them leave or terminate their employment.
Domestic Violence Clauses: Monitoring and Evaluation Framework (2011)
Developed by the Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales, in conjunction with the Australian Domestic & Family Violence Clearinghouse, this Monitoring and Evaluation Framework is designed to assess the mid to long term effectiveness of domestic violence clauses on reducing domestic violence and its adverse impacts: both in the workplace and on victims’ labour market outcomes.
Workplace Domestic Violence Survey Template
This document is a template that can be used to create a workplace survey on domestic/family violence.
Survey data can then be used to inform workplace domestic violence policy and procedures.
Scoping study into the impacts for male domestic violence victims on employment and work
The aim of this scoping study was to identify, through a number of qualitative interviews with male victims, some preliminary findings on the experience at work of men experiencing domestic violence.