Understand domestic abuse and the impact it is having on your organisation from resources including ready-to-go communications materials, a draft corporate policy, online training and webinars.
At least 15m more cases of domestic violence are predicted around the world this year according to UNFPA research. The UK’s largest domestic abuse charity, Refuge, has reported a 700% increase in calls to its helpline in a single day, while a separate helpline for perpetrators of domestic abuse seeking help to change their behaviour received 25% more calls after the start of the Covid-19 lockdown. The impact on individuals and the organisations they work for will be significant. Employers need to think about the proactive steps they can take to address this issue.
Thrive assists businesses, people managers, HR and employees in addressing the increase in domestic abuse that employees may be experiencing during lockdown and the impact this will be having across the organisation.
To educate individuals and organisations, Thrive offer training, policy-writing and consultancy. Where necessary they bring in the expertise of charities, and NGOs. They work in partnership with international advocacy campaigns led by the UN. Thrive believes in bringing the whole ecosystem together; businesses, charities and governments working together to address taboos, to maximise our collective impact.
Thrive was founded by OYW Ambassador Jemima Lovatt.
The business case for domestic abuse
Read Thrive's evidence-based report on why you and your organisation need to take action to address domestic abuse and its wide-ranging impact on organisations including workplaces, schools and community organisations.