White Ribbon Australia Accredited Workplace

The City of Ryde is a White Ribbon Australia Accredited Workplace, achieving successful accreditation in July 2021.

Facilitated by community service organisation, Communicare, the program requires workplaces to meet 15 criteria to demonstrate a safer and more respectful workplace that is taking active steps to stop violence against women.

Who is White Ribbon Australia?

White Ribbon Australia is a part of a global social movement working to eliminate gendered violence. They strive for an Australian society where all women and children are safe.

White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement engaging men and boys to end men’s violence against women and girls, promote gender equality and create new opportunities for men to build positive, healthy and respectful relationships.

Visit the White Ribbon website to find out more.

City of Ryde - no tolerance towards violence against women

City of Ryde is committed to preventing violence and abuse against families and women.

Domestic violence can be perpetrated in various forms, including physical, sexual or verbal abuse, harassment, intimidation, stalking or threats of violence. It can happen to anyone - it doesn’t matter where you live, what your income is, how old you are, or what nationality you are.  Children can also be affected by witnessing domestic violence.

City of Ryde hosts a number of annual events in support of women and family safety including Make a Stand against Abuse in November and International Women’s Day in March.

City of Ryde has taken a number of measures to support its staff and ensure a safer workplace. This includes the implementation of Domestic Violence (DV) policy in June 2018 and the enforcement of 10 day paid DV leave in March 2019.

Learn more about Domestic Violence and support services.

The City of Ryde engaged The Community Migrant Resource Centre (CMRC) to develop and produce Stories of Resilience – Make A Stand Podcasts. View the Podcasts.