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25 May 2012
'Violence Against Women - It's A Workplace Issue'

White Ribbon Scotland are working with Scottish Women's Aid, Zero Tolerance and the STUC to deliver a seminar on Tuesday 26th June.

We will be looking at what causes domestic abuse, what are the consequences, and what responses can employers and employees alike take to prevent or support those experiencing violence against women.

The flyer is available - please circulate to your contacts.

Full text of the flyer is available here:

Want help in developing a domestic abuse policy for your workplace? Want your employer to commit to taking action to prevent violence? Interested in various training opportunities to raise awareness about domestic abuse yourself and to challenge inequality?

Domestic abuse affects one in five women in Scotland at some stage in their life. Up to 20% of abused women need time off work and 2% lose their jobs as a result of abuse. It affects job security and performance and together we must stop it.

The STUC, in partnership with a coalition of organisations working to prevent violence against women, invite you to this seminar to learn about:

• The causes of domestic abuse – Why and how does this happen? What are the signs?

• The consequences of domestic abuse – What are the effects on employees and employers?

• The responses to domestic abuse – What can we do to support employees suffering from domestic abuse? And how can we prevent it from happening in the first place?

Come and hear from our speakers about the programmes and campaigns in place to end violence against women. Find out how to get involved so that you can play your part in reducing the impact of violence against women on the workplace.

There is a £20 fee which includes lunch. Please register in advance, no later than Monday 18th June. Contact Helen Carson at hcarson@stuc.org.uk or call 0141 337 8109 to apply for a place.

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"Violence against women continues to persist as one of the most heinous, systematic and prevalent human rights abuses in the world." Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary General, 2007

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