Introduction to Our Watch

Workplace Equality and Respect Standards 

Women’s Health in the South East offer Our Watch endorsed training for staff at various levels of your workplace. 

Organisations working towards the Workplace Equality and Respect Standards should provide training to staff to engage them in the equality and respect process.  

What the training aims to do? 

This training covers: 

  • the prevalence, types and impacts of violence against women 
  • the drivers of violence against women, including the misconceptions about what causes violence against women  
  • how violence against women and gender inequality manifest and are reinforced in workplaces 
  • practical actions to prevent violence against women and promote gender equality in workplaces 

Who should attend 

The training program can be tailored to deliver capability building to the range of stakeholders involved in implementing and supporting the Standards. Namely: 

  1. Implementation Team (4 hours) to introduce the Workplace Equality and Respect standards, process and tools and support them to implement it in their own workplace. 
  2. Executive and senior leaders (1-2 hours) to ensure they understand workplace prevention of violence against women and provide support and resourcing for the work. 
  3.  Managers (2-3 hours) to support them to recognise the powerful role they play in influencing workplace culture and see how they can actively support gender equality. 
  4. All staff (1.5 hours) to introduce the drivers of violence against women and the concept of bystander action. 

Please note: this training is not about how staff can respond to women who experience violence or men who perpetrate violence. Every workplace should also provide basic training to ensure staff can respond to colleagues who are experiencing gendered violence and sexual harassment. 

Please contact the WHISE Health Promotion Team to have a conversation about where this can provide support to your organisation and community today.