Welcome to DV@WorkNet

Dv@WorkNet GroupThe primary goal of the Domestic Violence at Work Network is to accelerate the development of the emerging knowledge base on this issue. Partners have collaborated participated in and collaborated on:

1) National and international survey research  to understand the scope and impact of the problem;

2) Survey research to understand the specific impacts of offender behaviour, on their own productivity and on the workplace

3) A Canadian-led international network to mobilize knowledge about domestic violence in the workplace, including research questions, new/promising evidence, and best practices

Partners have signed onto the Basis of Unity.

Our audiences are researchers, policy actors, legislators, labour organizations, employers, worker and domestic violence advocates, and survivors of domestic violence.

What's New

ILO Convention 190 On Violence and Harassment in The World of Work - It Can Change Lives

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 13:26

In June 2019, the International Labour Conference said STOP to violence and harassment in the world of work by adopting a ground-breaking international tool, Convention 190 (C190) and a Recommendation 206 (R206). This new Convention protects all workers irrespective of their contractual status; interns, apprentices, people in training, workers whose employment has been terminated, volunteers and jobseekers. 

Study investigates effects of domestic violence on workplaces – by asking perpetrators

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 11:25

Researchers at the Western University and the University of Toronto released a new study today, taking an unconventional approach to understanding the significant effects of domestic violence in the workplace. By seeking the views of the perpetrators of violence, the study found that domestic violence perpetration, like victimization, has costs to the workplace in terms of worker safety and productivity and that most employers lack adequate resources to help perpetrators deal with the issue.

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Impact of DV at Work Infographic

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 13:32