Safe at Home, Safe at Work: Domestic violence and the workplace - Public forums - Auckland - 6 Nov 2012 (Wellington, 13 Nov 2012)

Tuesday 6 November 2012, 6.00 - 8.00 pm

Auckland Trades Hall, 147 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland

Wellington 13 November 2012 - see separate event listing)

Organised by NZ Family Violence Clearinghouse & Working Women's Resource Centre

RSVP by 26 October 2012

Research shows that women who experience domestic violence have a more disrupted work history, are on lower personal incomes, have had to change jobs frequently and are more likely to be employed in casual and part time work than women with no experience of violence. Supporting women to maintain employment is critical to economic independence. The Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse's program Safe at Home, Safe at Work promotes the introduction of domestic violence clauses in industrial instruments with unions and employers. More than 650,000 employees in Australia are now protected by access to domestic violence clauses.

Ludo McFerran has worked on this very successful project since it commenced in July 2010. Ludo will be visiting New Zealand in November 2012 and will present on the project and share her experience and learnings at public forums in Auckland and Wellington (13 November - see separate event listing).

More information about 'Safe at Home, Safe at Work', including resources, training materials, worker information and research is available at the 'Safe at Home, Safe at Work' project website.

At the Auckland forum, two shorter presentations will also look at some of the work done on domestic violence and the workplace in New Zealand. Holly Carrington will speak on SHINE's DVFREE program and Teresa Pomeroy and Stephanie Edmond will speak about the "It's not OK" campaign. For more information click here.

To attend RSVP to n.paton@auckland.ac.nz by 26 October 2012.