These resources are here for you to help you continue challenging Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the workplace.
We have compiled them so you can grow your knowledge and deepen your understanding of GBV.
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Together we can stop GBV in the workplace.
This is a model enterprise agreement clause that can be used to negotiate new workplace rights and strategies for preventing and responding to workplace sexual harassment and GBV.
This model enterprise agreement clause can be used in enterprise bargaining negotiate family violence leave into Enterprise Bargaining Agreements.
This resource provides information and tools to assist workers, unions and employers to make their workplaces safe and inclusive for all workers specifically focusing on LGBTIQ+ workers.
A groundbreaking new ILO Convention (no. 190) and Recommendation (no. 206) recognising the right of every worker to a world of work free from violence and harassment, including gender-based violence and harassment, was overwhelmingly adopted on 21 June 2019. If ratified, the instruments will place clear obligations on governments and employers to take proactive steps to prevent violence and harassment in the world of work, recognising the need to move away from reliance on a reactive, individualistic complaints model towards a systemic, collective solution.
We Are Union women GBV training resources
An outline of the GBV training that We are Union Women offers to unions. We are able to tailor training packages to your union’s needs. Please contact us if you have an questions or would like to discuss training options.
An outline of the GBV training that We are Union Women offers to workplaces and organisations. We are able to tailor training packages to your organisation’s needs. Please contact us if you have an questions or would like to discuss training options.
The Triangle worksheet shows how GBV in the workplace feeds into broader cultures of disrespect and violence in society and vice versa. The triangle tool can be used to identify incidents of gendered violence, the underlying cultural and structural causes or drivers of GBV, and the impact of GBV on the person experiencing the violence, the perpetrator/s, and others in the workplace.
The Union Action for Change worksheet helps you work through how you can help change inequitable processes, systems, policies and cultures in your workplaces. This sheet also prompts you to suggest some measures for how you’ll know these things have changed.
The union privilege shuffle can be used to explore the concept of intersectionality. The activity prompts reflection on the way power, privilege and oppression overlap and shift within workplace and social systems and structures. The activity helps us recognise that sometimes the concept of ‘merit’ can be pretty nebulous and that there are other factors that can contribute to someone’s perceived ‘success’ at work and more generally.
The Homework worksheet prompts you to think about the way things used to be - that could be before the Union had a presence in your workplace or back when you first started in the workforce. How have things changed? And why have they changed?
Ending workplace sexual harassment is about everyone working together and sharing resources. We don’t have all the answers, but collectively we can challenge workplaces and cultures that perpetual sexual harassment.
Raise it! is a pilot project designed to support and equip Victorian workers to have safe conversations about sexual harassment and workplace equality.
The Working with Workplaces report explains how by- and up-standers can take action in workplaces when they witness sexual harassment.
The Australian Human Rights Commission survey shows the prevalence of sexual harassment in Australian workplaces - 85% of Australian women and 56% of Australian men have been sexually harassed at some point in their lifetime.
Read stories about how others have dealt with and responded to everyday sexism.
Time’s Up Now is an organisation committed to ending workplace sexual harassment. Learn how to spot sexual harassment in the workplace and get some ideas for what you can do about it.
Women’s Legal Service Victoria provides expert legal advice and services to women experiencing harassment and violence.
Job Watch is an employment rights legal centre that provides assistance to workers in Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania.
The Australian Council of Trade Unions is the peak body for Australian unions.