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Practice guidance: Engaging leaders

The commitments and actions of workplace leaders are critical to changing the attitudes, behaviours and structures that drive violence against women.

It is vital to engage leaders across the organisation in workplace efforts to achieve equality and respect. The commitment of leaders – through their role modelling and by making sure the necessary resources, policies and processes are in place – ensures that this work is more likely to be successful and sustained.

While it might not always be easy or quick to engage leaders, it is worth the investment of time and energy. Building leaders’ understanding and securing their genuine commitment is the first step to having them champion and model respectful and equitable behaviour.