“[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