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16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence

It started yesterday. An international effort to encourage businesses to improve their support systems for vulnerable people and to end domestic violence by protecting their employees.

Domestic Violence can be silent but have so much impact on workers and the workplace. From Health, well-being, absence, and turnover, everyone deserves the freedom and strength to be able to fully perform in their day-to-day lives. You can help others raise themselves back up from the ground. Help empower the voice of victims and change the stigma of domestic violence.

If you have not already, engage your company to commit to the 16 days of action against domestic violence.

What can we do:

If you are a business owner you can begin by signing the pledge

“The Public Health Responsibility Deal is a great way for an organisation to corporately demonstrate its commitment to the global fight against domestic violence.” from the link

Otherwise, there are so many different forms of engagement, from large campaigns to daily tweets, a little can go a long way.

The official campaign has a toolkit that offers more information and direction about what you can do to partake in the 16 days.

Visit the movement’s website today for the full brief on how you can improve the safety of your workers.

If you are interested in engaging yourself with the fight against Domestic Violence, here are a few amazing organizations that have been dedicating their efforts to the cause.

In supplement here are six organizations listed in our London Social Prescribing Database that address domestic violence and offer support in local London:

Confederation of Indian Organisations

Helpline 0207 928 9889 / 0845 303 3100

The London LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership (DAP

Contact: 0300 999 5428 or 0800 999 5428

Here is also a Home office research on how to best tackle domestic violence with effective interventions and approaches. Read the PDF here.

Together, we can help.

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