The national 16 days of action against domestic violence campaign will be taking place 25 November to 10 December 2022. To mark the campaign we are highlighting a range of information and resources which will help employers and staff to tackle domestic violence.
The 16 days of action were started by activists at the inaugural women’s global leadership institute in 1991 and continue to be coordinated by them each year. Global organisations call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.
The overall theme for this year’s 16 days of action is unite activism to end violence against women and girls. A different topic will be identified each day to explore the various themes of domestic violence and how allies can support and act.
- Domestic violence – our webpage highlights how employers can support staff who may be a victim of domestic abuse.
- Domestic abuse support – in this blogpost Kim Sunley and Samantha Whann discuss the importance of having a workplace policy and bespoke support for staff regarding domestic abuse. You can also read a blog from the Social Partnership Forum (SPF) which details how Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, finalists in the 2022 HPMA partnership working award, developed their domestic and sexual violence toolkit.
- Health, Safety and Wellbeing Group - The NHS Staff Council’s Health, Safety and Wellbeing Group (HSWG) was established to raise standards of workplace health, safety and wellbeing in healthcare organisations.
- The employers initiative on domestic abuse (EIDA) have several webinars and events that you can get involved with on their website.
- The domestic abuse services in Kent and Medway have a range of resources available on their website.