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How does job security help to protect workers from sexual harassment and gendered violence?
The Working Women’s Centre is investigating the links between insecure work and gendered violence. As part of this advocacy project, we are asking South Australian employers to commit to improving job security for their workers.
Gendered violence is violence that is connected to gender inequality. It includes domestic violence, workplace sexual harassment, sexual assault and other violence.
Gendered violence is very common. About 1 in 3 Australian women have experienced violence perpetrated by a man since the age of 15.* 1 in 3 people in Australia have experienced sexual harassment at work in the last 5 years.*
Insecure work is work where there is a level of uncertainty about hours, income or whether the work will continue long-term. This can look like casual work or short-term contracts rather than permanent contracts.
*References: ABS Personal Safety Survey & the Respect@Work Report
You can find more information about these links in our report.
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Having a secure job helps women protect themselves against the impacts of gendered violence.
There are many ways in which employers can improve job security for their employees. Improving job security will look different for different organisations.
Are you an employer, leader or HR team member? Is your organisation looking to help prevent gendered violence through job security?
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Once you get in touch with us, the Working Women’s Centre will provide you with an information resource for employers, and organise a phone call or meeting to discuss what this could look like for your organisation.
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We were joined by a panel of expert speakers to discuss what sexual harassment looks like, the extent of the problem in Australia, and what we can do to end sexual violence and harassment in our places of work and study.Watch