27 Apr 2016
Speaking to BlueNotes on video, Batty said workplaces are just beginning to understand the part their culture needs to play.
"I think perhaps we look at government to fix these issues for society but in fact we all play a part."
Rosie Batty, Former Australian of the Year
“I would suggest we now have organisations… really starting to understand the part that they can play by addressing their own workplace culture,” she said.
“[They are] recognising if you have a significantly large workforce and a [high number of female staff], you start to understand if we have one-in-three women affected by violence… [then] this is affecting your employees.”
Batty said attitudes across society were changing and improving but we have a long way to go.
“They are getting better,” she says. “Awareness is a great thing and a really important part of this journey. But we’re only just beginning to understand the prevalence of this issue. “
Business can play a meaningful role in addressing the issue, Batty said.
“I think perhaps we look at government to fix these issues for society but in fact we all play a part,” she said.
She also touched on the importance of financial literacy in addressing family violence. Watch the video above the find out more
Andrew Cornell is managing editor of BlueNotes
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