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International Women’s Day: Workplaces can help detect and support domestic violence victims


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On this 8 March, EU-OSHA reaffirmed its position in favour of the right of women and girls to live and work without violence both on- and offline.

We support UN Women’s call to tackle violence against women in digital spaces. Adopting an approach to innovation and technology that increases women’s awareness regarding their rights is essential.

We took this opportunity to launch a discussion paper on the impact of domestic violence in the workplace. Abuse affects victims’ health, wellbeing and productivity. It often leads to career disruption and can also impact their co-workers and employers.

Our publication presents the EU and national policy frameworks and offers concrete suggestions on workplace measures for detecting women at risk and supporting survivors.

If you want to know more about women and safety and health at work, check out our thematic section and our OSHWiki articles.