A Cross-Sector Model for Addressing Gender-Based Violence Impacting the Workplace

Title: A Cross-Sector Model for Addressing Gender-Based Violence Impacting the Workplace

Date Recorded: November 16, 2016

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Description: Many of us spend more time working than any other waking activity. With millions of individuals experiencing domestic violence, sexual abuse, and stalking each year, the workplace presents a critical juncture for responding to gender-based violence and building systems that help protect and support victims/survivors of violence and exploitation. If we don’t confront these issues in the context of work, we are missing a significant entry point to disrupt the violence experienced by individuals, and provide them with the resources necessary to move from victim to survivor. Learn more about how to collaboratively address the impacts of violence in the workplace and engage other community partners, including employers, other service providers, and workers’ rights organizations. Futures Without Violence has piloted this collaborative model, and along with project partners, will share valuable lessons learned and advice on how to implement a similar program in your own communities.

By the end of this webinar participants will be better able to:

  1. Identify the ways that domestic and sexual violence (DV/SV) and stalking impact the workplace.
  2. Describe the ways that employers can effectively and proactively respond to incidents of workplace violence (DV/SV/Stalking) that promote a victim-centered approach and accountability for employees who are perpetrators.
  3. Explore a collaboration between community stakeholders to address the impacts of violence.

Speakers: Leslie Hott, HR Manager, St. Joseph Medical Center; Gail Reid, Director of Advocacy, TurnAround, Inc.; Sarah Sullivan, Training Institute, Coordinator, House of Ruth Maryland; Lisa Kim, Senior Program Specialist, Futures Without Violence