Accredited White Ribbon Workplace

The Northern Territory Police Force is the first NT organisation and the first Policing jurisdiction in Australia to achieve White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation.

Accredited White Ribbon Workplaces have successfully demonstrated zero tolerance to violence against women. They drive best practice to prevent men’s violence against women and effectively respond to incidents as they arise, be it inside or outside the workplace.

In the past 12 months, the NT Police Force undertook a rigorous evidence based assessment process in order to meet the stringent requirements of the White Ribbon Workplace accreditation.  This included an assessment of agency policy, procedure, education and training and its commitment to reducing violence against women.

The White Ribbon accreditation was undertaken to compliment the NT Police commitment to reducing violence against women in the Northern Territory.  Project Respect was implemented in 2012 and has seen a focus on domestic and family violence across the Territory.

Now that accreditation has been achieved, NT Police will continue to explore how it can further address the issue of violence against women and encourage other organisations to register their interest in becoming a White Ribbon Workplace.

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