What is the One Young World Working Group on Eliminating Domestic Abuse?
Following the One Young World Summit 2016 in Ottawa, Canada, One Young World Ambassadors Jemima Lovatt and Uzair Patel brought together a group of over 15 passionate young individuals from private, public and third sector backgrounds to create a One Young World Domestic Violence Working Group. The aim of the group is to engage corporate organisations and employers in ending domestic abuse. This issue costs UK businesses £2.7 billion annually of which, £1.3 billion is absorbed by employers. This shows that in addition to the catastrophic impact that this issue can have on the health and wellbeing of your employees, domestic abuse can also affect the company's bottom line. Corporate organisations for this reason should recognise its impact in the workplace. This is a great opportunity for employers to offer a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to this issue and thus create a safe space for victims of abuse.
The Business Case on Eliminating Domestic Abuse
The Working Group produced a Business Case Guide for eliminating domestic abuse which outlines practical and creative solutions for inspiring action on this issue. The three main suggestions include a domestic abuse workplace policy, domestic abuse awareness training for managers and a communication campaign to raise awareness about the support available for survivors of domestic abuse within their companies.
You can download the Business Case Guide here.
How to join/support?
Please download the business case and let us know if you are interested in introducing our concept at your workplace, or engaging your organisation to address domestic abuse in similar means. We would love to hear from you - please contact us via [email protected] if you'd like to learn more!
- Join us at the next meeting of the Working Group! The next meeting will take place on TBC. Please contact us via [email protected] if you'd like to learn more!
Meet the Team
Working Group Lead: Jemima Lovatt