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Why become accredited?

The Equally Safe at Work pilot will support employers to enhance their policies and practice which are key to addressing the barriers women face at work. It will enable you to better support employees and create a culture of zero tolerance towards violence against women.

You’ll benefit from the reputational gains of Equally Safe at Work accreditation. Becoming accredited will demonstrate your organisation's commitment to gender equality and preventing violence against women to not only employees, but also service users, stakeholders and the wider community.

You’ll develop an increased capacity for addressing the inequalities experienced by women in the workplace and have an improved understanding of the role of employers in supporting women who have experienced gender-based violence.

You’ll receive tailored support from Close the Gap in developing gender and violence against women-sensitive employment practice. Accreditation will also signal external validation from experts in gender equality in the workplace and violence against women.

The business and economic benefits of gender equality at work

There is clear and mounting global evidence on the business and economic gains of taking steps to advance gender equality at work. Gender equality at work is a critical driver for improved business performance and a worldwide catalyst for economic growth. Becoming accredited will demonstrate strong leadership on advancing gender equality and as a result you will be able to:

  • Benefit from a wider range of skills, experiences and perspectives in problem solving which boosts productivity and can drive excellence in service provision.
  • Recruit from a wider talent pool which better reflects the community that your organisation serves.
  • Enjoy increased employee morale, productivity, and retention rates.
  • Be a sector leader by demonstrating your commitment to preventing violence against women and girls.