On Friday 21 July, Baptist Care SA was officially presented with our reaccreditation certificate marking us as one of just over 100 organisations nationwide who demonstrate their commitment to contributing to national cultural change to prevent and respond to violence against women, using workplace practices.
Our acting CEO Michael Hynes, White Ribbon Ambassador Nkweto Nkamba and about 30 Baptist Care SA staff were joined by White Ribbon’s Ronan Smyth, Executive Manager, Workplace Accreditation Program to celebrate this achievement.
Recognition as a White Ribbon Workplace means we actively challenge inappropriate behaviour and strengthen gender equality within our own and the broader community. We consistently demonstrate a culture of zero tolerance of violence against women.
In line with this commitment, Baptist Care SA has introduced domestic violence leave entitlements. We report annually to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency and use their feedback on our performance to review our practice in terms of appointments and pay levels for women.
Currently Baptist Care SA has three White Ribbon Ambassadors. These are trained men who recognise the importance of taking responsibility and being part of the solution to end the violence, abuse and inequality faced by women across Australia. They are essential supporters who dedicate their time and energy into promoting the work of White Ribbon. To learn more visit https://www.whiteribbon.org.au/stop-violence-against-women/represent-white-ribbon/become-an-ambassador/
Photo Caption: Nkweto Nkamba, Catherine Chalmers, Ronan Smyth and Michael Hynes.