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White Ribbon congratulates the Warehouse Group

Published: Tue 15 Sep 2015 03:36 PM
White Ribbon congratulates the Warehouse Group
White Ribbon congratulates The Warehouse Group for developing a comprehensive human resources policy around domestic and family violence.
“The violence that affects our communities and families also has a significant impact on businesses,” says Judge Boshier, chair of the White Ribbon Committee. “It is terrific news to see such a large employer step up and demonstrate the type of leadership required across all of New Zealand.”
The Glenn Inquiry estimated that the cost of dealing with child abuse and domestic violence is approximately $7 billion annually. The report also estimated that $1 billion is lost each year in workplace productivity because of abuse and violence such as lost wages and days off work.
“It’s clear that the impact of family violence weighs most heavily on the families and friends of those who are victims. But it is also indisputable that employers incur costs as well. We should use that information to encourage all employers to look at ways in which they can help address violence and support survivors.
“The announcement by the Warehouse Group is another positive step towards the elimination of domestic violence. It sends a strong signal that employers want to be part of the solution, and on behalf of White Ribbon, the Warehouse Group are to be thoroughly congratulated.”
KEY STATISTICS
• One in three women will experience partner violence at some point in their lives
• Less than 20 per cent of abuse cases are reported
• Over 3,500 convictions are recorded against men each year for assaults on women
• On average, 14 women a year are killed by their partners or ex-partners
• Police attend a family violence incident every 5 ½ minutes
• Family violence accounts for half of all reported serious crime
• In 2013 Police recorded 95,101 family violence instigations (provisionally 94,300 in 2014)
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