EPA supporting White Ribbon
The EPA continues to demonstrate its commitment to becoming an accredited White Ribbon workplace.
EPA Chief Executive Tony Circelli hosted a morning tea this month to update his staff on the progress and his efforts taking place in support of the White Ribbon movement.
“The aim of this accreditation is to ensure that we raise awareness of the issue of domestic violence and that as a workplace, we have systems and policies in place to effectively address these issues,” Mr Circelli said.
White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working together to end male violence against women and girls, and promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity.
White Ribbon Australia, is part of the global movement that aims to create an Australian society in which all women can live in safety, free from violence and abuse.
Men who wear a white ribbon demonstrate a personal pledge that they do not excuse violence against women and are committed to supporting community action and behavioural change to stop violence by men against women.
“News from across Australia reminds us that there is still a lot to do as a society in regards to preventing domestic violence,” Mr Circelli said.
The EPA expects to become an accredited White Ribbon workplace by April next year.