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Voice Against Violence

06/06/2018BY: Tracey Mesken

​WorkPac has proudly partnered with the NRL Voice Against Violence initiative to assist the community to ‘stand up’, ‘speak out’ and ‘take action’ to prevent violence against women and children.

A series of face to face education workshops will be delivered by NRL Ambassadors to 16-18 year olds in grassroots clubs across Australia. WorkPac Group, Rio Tinto and Goodline have partnered up with the NRL, along with the North Queensland Cowboys, to deliver these workshops in the Western Cape community from June 8- 12 2018.

Resources to get help are available at the end of this article.

There are many things in life that are quite simply wrong, things that you can’t make an excuse for or even try to justify – domestic and family violence is one of those things.  Domestic and family violence is a complex and deeply entrenched problem that we have here in Australia with;

  • One in three women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence perpetrated by someone known to them

  • One in four children exposed to domestic violence

  • One in five women experience harassment within the workplace

  • Over 12 months, on average, one woman is killed every week by a current or former partner 

WHAT IS THE NRL VOICE AGAINST VIOLENCE INITIATIVE?

The NRL Voice Against Violence initiative aims to assist the rugby league community to ‘stand up’, ‘speak out’ and ‘take action’ to prevent violence against women and children.

STAND UP – To acknowledge that gender-based violence is an issue in Australia and in our local community.

SPEAK OUT – To raise awareness and highlight the realities of the current domestic violence situation in Australia.

TAKE ACTION – Most of us are not violent but we all have a role to play in the prevention of violence against women and children.

Voice Against Violence Program

GETTING HELP

The NRL partners with three national domestic violence services who can provide you with the help you need.

  1. White Ribbon Australia: White Ribbon is Australia’s only national, male led Campaign to end men’s violence against women. Find out more at http://www.whiteribbon.org.au/

  2. Our Watch: Our Watch has been established to drive nation-wide change in the culture, behaviours and attitudes that lead to violence against women and children. Find out more at http://www.ourwatch.org.au/

  3. Full Stop Foundation: The purpose of the Full Stop Foundation is to support and resource the work of Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia. The Full Stop Foundation works to expand trauma counselling services for those who have experienced sexual assault and domestic violence, and to change the attitudes and behaviours that allow violence against women and children to occur.  Find out more at http://fullstopfoundation.org.au/ 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINES

An extensive list of counselling and support can be found on White Ribbon Australia’s Website.  If you or someone you know is experiencing violence and need help or support, please click here.

WorkPac employees are also encouraged to use our Employee Assistance Program through Gryphon Psychology. Phone: 1800 056 076 or gryphonpsychology.com

Please remember if you, a child or another person is in immediate danger, call 000

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