Title: Genders at Work: Exploring the role of workplace equality in preventing men’s violence against women
Author: Scott Holmes and Michael Flood, White Ribbon Foundation
Date of Publication: 2013
This report looks at the role of workplaces, and particularly men in the workplace, in preventing men’s violence against women.
The report suggests that in order for workplaces to be part of the solution, we have to address how they are part of the problem in three ways:
- Workplace gender inequalities – including the unfair divisions of labour and power and norms of male dominance – contribute to women’s economic and social disadvantage and men’s privilege.
- The cultures of some workplaces encourage and institutionalise violence-supportive social norms.
- Workplaces can contribute to violence against women through the ways in which they respond to employees who are victims survivors of violence or its perpetrators.
You can read the full report here.