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White Ribbon

Curtin recognized for its efforts to prevent violence against women

Curtin University’s commitment to providing a safe workplace for female staff members has seen it become the first university in Western Australia to achieve accreditation as a White Ribbon Workplace.

White Ribbon Accreditation Certificate Presentation

Curtin University White Ribbon Accreditation Certificate Presentation, achieving this accreditation is significant to build on the University’s existing work in creating a safe place for all staff and students. White Ribbon Australia will officially present the Certificate to Curtin University and we hope you can join us for this great occasion.

Event Details:

Event:               White Ribbon Accreditation Certificate Presentation
Date:                 Wednesday 1 November
Time:                1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location:          Centre of Aboriginal Studies, Building 211, Foyer

Please RSVP your attendance by Friday 27 October 2017


White Ribbon Survey 2017

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.

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


White Ribbon Media Statement

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.









Latest News

16 October 2017
After 18 months Curtin is recognized as White Ribbon Accredited Workplace, providing a safe workplace for female staff. For more information please see the White Ribbon Media Release: Media Release

About White Ribbon

24 July 2017
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:
White Ribbon National Campaign
White Ribbon Training for Staff