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Workplaces as the new frontline

Family and Domestic Violence with COVID-19

The COVID-19 world of social distancing, mandated working from home, escalating job losses, school closures, quarantine and isolation has become a melting pot for a secondary crisis in domestic and family violence.

Recent media reports have highlighted significant increases in demand for family violence support services since the outbreak of COVID-19, both in Australia and internationally. They have also recounted shocking instances of COVID-19 being used to manipulate and instil fear and isolation within violent and coercive relationships.

At the same time, opportunities for those impacted by family and domestic violence to seek support has become seriously limited.

Now, possibly more than ever, our workplaces can provide an essential lifeline for people at risk.

Don’t miss this essential NAWO webinar, generously supported by Rio Tinto, to find out how each of us can ‘recognise, respond and refer’ to protect people and families at risk, right now.

Date: Thursday 9 April
Time: 12 PM – 1 PM (AEST)

Speakers
Jacque Lachmund, CEO – Australia’s CEO Challenge
Chantelle Thom, Principal Advisor Inclusion & Diversity – Rio Tinto
discussion moderated by Louise Weine, National Director – NAWO

 

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