Each year Gloucestershire participates in the International 16 days of action against gender-based violence; starting on the 25th November (International day for the elimination of violence against women) and ending on 10th December (Human rights day).
For 2018, Gloucestershire will be joining a campaign across the whole South West Region coordinated by Public Health England for the South West.
The campaign will aim to engage with workplaces in the prevention and response to domestic abuse and sexual violence. We will ask employers and employees ‘what would you do?’ if you became concerned about someone at risk of or experiencing domestic abuse and sexual violence. The campaign will acknowledge that these issues can affect anyone, and employers have a role in safeguarding their staff.
The campaign will promote the domestic abuse toolkit for employers developed by Public Health England and Business in the Community. The toolkit is designed to help organisations make a commitment to respond to domestic abuse and build an approach that ensures all employees feel supported and empowered by their workplace to deal with domestic abuse.
The campaign will also raise awareness of the South West Survivor Pathway; an online directory providing information about local sexual violence services across the South West.
How to get involved:
- Download the employer toolkit and promote within your organisation: http://bit.ly/BITCtoolkitSW
- Promote the South West Survivor Pathway via your organisations internal communications and website: http://bit.ly/survivorpathSW
- Join the social media awareness raising. #16DaysOfAction #SW16days #WhatWouldYouDo? #EndTheCycle #DomesticAbuse
- Download the campaign ‘daily themes’ calendar and run daily awareness activity in your organisation throughout the 16 days
- Promote the campaign as widely as possible throughout Gloucestershire, encouraging businesses and organisations to join
- Communications Plan
- Daily Theme Calendar
- Campaign toolkit including social media calendar
- Image downloads
- Local activity calendar
- Wall posters
- Domestic Abuse: a toolkit for employers: http://bit.ly/BITCtoolkitSW
- South West Survivor Pathway: http://bit.ly/survivorpathSW
- Local guidance on identifying a responding to domestic abuse: http://www.glostakeastand.com/professionals/guidance/
- Working Without Fear Programme for Businesses: https://ngconsulting.org/consultancy-services/
- Link to EHRC DA workplace polices and supporting employees guidance: https://equalityhumanrights.com/en/advice-and-guidance/domestic-abuse-workplace-policies-and-managing-and-supporting-employees
- Employers Initiative on Domestic Abuse: https://eida.org.uk/
Please check back for additional content to the support your engagement in the 16 days of action and updates on local activity.