Army joins the White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation Program
The Workplace Accreditation Program provides organisations with a proactive way of addressing attitudes and behaviours that allow violence against women to occur, within their own organisation and influencing the community around them.
“As an Ambassador for White Ribbon and as the Chief of Army, I think it’s fantastic the Australian Army has an opportunity to show its worth through this program,” said Lieutenant General Morrison.
“We have a contract with Australia to protect and advance its national interests. This includes the protection of women from violence, whether they are Army members or from the broader public we serve.
“Becoming a White Ribbon accredited workplace reflects our commitment to Army’s core values of courage, initiative, respect and teamwork which are essential to achieving an end to men’s violence against women.”
Building on Army’s partnership with White Ribbon which began in 2012, all uniformed and civilian personnel posted to the Army group will be accredited under the program which aims to enhance the capability of organisations to respond to instances of violence against women. During the accreditation program, units and commands will participate in White Ribbon events as part of their annual activities, while also participating in organisational surveys which aim to ascertain workforce understandings of violence against women and its impacts, both at home and at work.
For more information about the White Ribbon Australia Workplace Accreditation Program visit the White Ribbon website
Below is a video message from the Australian Army and other Australian workplaces who are undertaking the workplace accreditation program, and why more Australian workplaces should get involved.