This factsheet introduces Women's Health Victoria's award-winning workplace-based program for the prevention of violence against women, including the benefits to workplaces of taking part in the program, with testimonials from employers and employees.
Take a Stand has been delivered to more than 4500 employees in over 25 workplaces in Victoria, including large corporations, not-for-profits, state government agencies, and local councils.
Take a Stand was the first program of its kind in Australia, taking a whole of workplace approach that engages all levels of the organisation and trains staff in active bystander approaches to prevent violence against women before it occurs. The program recognises that we all have a role in addressing the culture that allows violence to occur and confront the attitudes, beliefs and distorted values that justify, excuse and minimise violence against women.
Women's Health Victoria (2019) Take a Stand against domestic violence factsheet. Women's Health Victoria. Melbourne.