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White Ribbon Employer Accreditation Program

Preventing men’s violence against women

Curtin is committed to zero tolerance of violence in the workplace. Curtin fully supports White Ribbon, Australia’s national campaign to prevent violence against women and is participating in the White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation Program.

White Ribbon Survey 2017

EESJ White Ribbon Survey

As a part of Curtin's commitment to preventing violence against women, we askes all Curtin staff to kindly help in measuring positive change by completing the White Ribbon follow up survey, which has now closed. Curtin achieved nearly 7 percent response rate, which was higher than previous year. The results will be made available in July, and uploaded to the website. Thank you everyone, who completed the survey!

To find out more information about the White Ribbon Program or how you can get involved please visit the Curtin homepage White Ribbon or alternatively you can contact the organizer Silvia Lozeva on or 9266 5670.

White Ribbon Day 2016

Thank you to everyone who came down to Curtin's White Ribbon BBQ on Friday 25th November to commemorate White Ribbon Day. Despite some very hot weather, there was a fantastic turnout of staff from across the University. Those who attended were treated to a wonderful BBQ courtesy of Mr Sean Daly (Manager Transport, Parking & Security) and his culinary expertise, and enjoyed a heartfelt speech from the Provost, Professor John Cordery, in which he outlined Curtin's commitment to providing a safe place for all staff members, free of harassment, discrimination and violence.

Non-violence and respect at Curtin University

Curtin is committed to providing a safe place for all staff members, free of harassment, discrimination and violence. Women in particular are more likely to experience various forms of violence – physical, emotional, social, verbal - which is why Curtin supports the White Ribbon campaign. Violence against women in the workplace impacts significantly on the organisational climate and an employee’s sense of wellbeing.

By undergoing a vigorous accreditation program, Curtin aims to provide a holistic approach to preventing violence of all forms to women and to address the impacts of family and domestic violence. One in five women is likely to experience violence in the workplace and family and domestic violence is the leading cause for injury and homelessness amongst women.

Curtin recognises violence in the family can be experienced by men, women and children. Curtin also strongly supports the Ochre Ribbon campaign, initiated by the Aboriginal and Family Legal Services to address violence in Aboriginal communities, recognising that family violence is not part of Aboriginal culture.

In line with its continued strong commitment to gender equity, Curtin extends its support for women through addressing issues of domestic violence and its impact on the workplace.

As part of the leadership commitment for the campaign, the Provost, Professor John Cordery, has applied to become a White Ribbon Ambassador. To show your support, see how to get involved.

The White Ribbon Employer Accreditation Program

As part of the accreditation process, Curtin has introduced:

  • The provision of special leave to staff experiencing violence,
  • Updating policies and procedures,
  • Staff and Management training dedicated to preventing violence against women.

Violence against women is estimated to cost $14.4 million to the Australian Economy per annum.

Links and Services


Safety at Curtin

Curtin Safer Community

Curtin Student Support Services


The Women’s Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services is a statewide organisation committed to improving the status of women and children in society. The Aboriginal Family Law Services (AFLS) is a member of the Council that seeks to ensure that all women and children live free of domestic and family violence.


White Ribbon Training

White Ribbon Training for Staff

About White Ribbon

White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end men’s violence against women and girls, promote gender equality, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity.

Learn more about the White Ribbon National Campaign

Latest News

20 March 2017

Family and Domestic Violence Training

Currently there are two dates scheduled for training at Curtin.

Dates: Wed 12th and Wed 19th April, 2017
Time: 9.00am to 12.00pm
Facilitator: Tori Cooke
Venue: 104.101 (Common Ground, Bentley)

Register for 12/4/2017 FDV Professional training
Register for 19/4/2017 FDV Professional training (focused on managers)

This training is being conducted as part of Curtin's commitment to to supporting the White Ribbon  campaign, to prevent violence against women.

25 November 2016

White Ribbon Day 2016

18 October 2016 This exciting networking event will bring together stakeholders from across the community, sharing local challenges and effective primary prevention initiatives engaging in schools, workplaces and the wider community.