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Army joins the White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation Program

Following on from the Royal Military College of Australia’s successful completion of the White Ribbon Australia Workplace Accreditation Pilot Project in 2013, the Australian Army undertook to become an accredited organisation by November 2015 which it did.

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.

"Domestic and family violence is a matter of respect. Army's values of courage, initiative, respect and teamwork are required in the workplace or on the battlefield, just as much as they are required at home," said Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Angus Campbell at the accreditation in November 2015.

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

 

 

Last updated
16 May 2018
Army: Courage. Initiative. Respect. Teamwork.
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