QLD leads the way in tackling family DV
THE State Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services has been recognised as a national leader in preventing and responding to violence against women in the workplace.
Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Shannon Fentiman said the department was one of three Queensland Government agencies to gain accreditation from White Ribbon Australia.
“This accreditation represents a significant milestone in our domestic and family violence reform program to change community and workplace attitudes and behaviours,” said Ms Fentiman.
“We now proudly stand beside our colleagues at the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and the Department of Transport and Main Roads who have also achieved accreditation as White Ribbon workplaces.”
The White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation Program acknowledges workplaces that have met 15 criteria to create a safer and more respectful workplace. For information and to find out how you can stand up and speak out to prevent men’s violence against women visit http://www.whiteribbon.org.au/
LEADING THE WAY: Queensland’s departments recognised as a national leader in the fight against DV.