16 Days of Action against Domestic Violence

Spanning across 16 days from 25th November to 10th December, a theme will be identified each day to explore the various forms of domestic violence. In doing so, the workplace will be better equipped to acknowledge the signs that indicate it may be going on.

16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence is aimed at businesses to support them to take action against domestic abuse and violence.

Employers have a legal obligation to assess dynamic risk and support the health and safety and wellness of their employees.

Companies can do more to aid their employees who endure domestic violence, to train those who witness it, and to protect staff as a whole, with the goal of securing safety and mitigating financial loss.

To find out more visit: 16 days of action

If you are a victim of domestic abuse there is much useful information on the Government support page

Since 1991, 5,167 groups in 187 countries have contributed to promoting and supporting these 16 Days. Large organisations such as the world-renowned Amnesty International and World Health Organisation support and celebrate the 16 Days, as well as far more local, grassroots projects.

Each organisation approaches the 16 Days differently, some, such as the World Health Organisation, promote 16 facts regarding domestic violence in order to educate the public on an under-reported and misunderstood violation of human rights.

Schools around the world have dedicated time and manpower to this movement as well, as demonstrated by institutions such as Rutgers, who have been extremely active and outspoken, generating their own toolkit on how to approach domestic violence, and much more.