Monash earns reaccreditation as a White Ribbon workplace

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Following a rigorous review, Monash University has been reaccredited as a White Ribbon workplace in recognition of the ongoing investment into addressing violence against women and improving safety, respect and gender equality.

Since becoming a White Ribbon accredited workplace in 2013, Monash has implemented a number of key initiatives aimed at prevention of violence against women.

It recently introduced unlimited family violence leave for affected staff to allow them to take the time they need before returning to work.

Additional programs at Monash focus on Respect. Now. Always, the national campaign run with other Australian universities focused on ensuring women are free from sexual assault and harassment and that everyone understands their personal responsibilities.

Monash University President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardner AO said she was very proud of the way the Monash community had embraced the principles of White Ribbon.

“Inclusion and respect are guiding values for Monash and we strive to empower everyone in our community to speak out and challenge violence in any form.  We seek to support these values through our actions as an employer but also through our research and education to find and support more effective ways to combat domestic violence,” Professor Gardner said.

Keeping equality, safety and respect on the agenda at Monash is an essential part of all the work that is done to support White Ribbon.

Monash is committed to supporting this important initiative, with accreditation as a White Ribbon workplace up for review every three years.