Partner Organizations

Australian Council of Trade Unions is the peak union body representing almost 2 million Australian workers and their families. The ACTU works for industrial gains, contributes to fairness and justice in the community and represents Australian unionism in the international arena.

Canadian Labour Congress: The largest labour organization in Canada, bringing together dozens of national and international unions, provincial and territorial federations of labour and community-based labour councils to represent 3.3 million workers for more than 50 years.

Diversity Council Australia is the only independent, not-for-profit workplace diversity advisor to business in Australia. DCA leads debate on diversity in the public arena; develops and promotes the latest diversity research, thinking and practice; and deliver innovative diversity practice resources and services to enable our members to drive business improvement.

Education International represents organisations of teachers and other education employees across the globe. It is the world’s largest federation of unions, representing thirty million education employees in about four hundred organisations in one hundred and seventy countries and territories, across the globe. Education International unites all teachers and education employees.

Gendered Violence Research Network, University of New South Wales explores gendered violence – also known as gender-related or gender-based violence – as an expression of power and control over individuals or groups because of their gender. The Network uses the broad term ‘gendered violence’ to reflect its impact on all population groups, although it is clear that women and children are disproportionately affected.

Industrial and Labor Relations School, Cornell University advances the world of work through teaching, research and outreach. It disseminates knowledge to solve human problems, manage and resolve conflict, and establish best practices in the workplace, and to inform government policy.

International Labour Organization promotes rights at work, encourages decent employment opportunities, enhances social protection and strengthens dialogue on work-related issues through a unique tripartite structure that  gives an equal voice to workers, employers and governments to ensure that the views of the social partners are closely reflected in labour standards and in shaping policies and programmes.

International Trade Union Confederation promotes and defends workers’ rights and interests, through international cooperation between trade unions, global campaigning and advocacy within the major global institutions. Main areas of activity include: trade union and human rights; economy, society and the workplace; equality and non-discrimination; and international solidarity.

International Trade Union Confederation - Asia Pacific  represents 23.1 million members of 58 national trade union centers from 34 countries in Asia and the Pacific. The ITUC-AP, as integral part of the International Trade Union Confederation, strives for social justice giving special attention to problems affecting the workers in the region.

Workplaces Respond, Futures Without Violence National Resource Centre is building innovative partnerships between companies, worker associations and unions, and anti-violence advocates and service providers to increase the safety and economic security of vulnerable workers.

New Zealand Public Service Association/Te Pukenga Here Tikanga Mahi is New Zealand's largest union, representing nearly 62,000 workers in central government, state-owned enterprises, local councils, health boards and community groups. Its purpose is to influence the political, economic, industrial and social environments in the interests of the membership of the PSA.

Public Services International brings together more than 20 million workers, represented by 669 unions in 154 countries and territories. A global trade union federation dedicated to promoting quality public services in every part of the world, two-thirds of members are women, work in social services, health care, municipal and community services, central government, and public utilities such as water and electricity.

Sabancı University School of Management contributes to the knowledge and practice of management in Turkey as well as the world through conducting and disseminating rigorous, relevant, and internationally recognized research, delivering a range of programs responsive to the current and potential needs of   business and society and graduating individuals with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the global arena.

TERRES DES FEMMES is a non-profit human rights organization committed to the immutable rights of women and girls to enjoy equality, self-determination. It engages in international networking, public relations, promotions, individual assistance, and promotion of individual projects for women and girls.

Trade Union Congress U.K. is the voice of Britain at work. With 51 affiliated unions representing nearly 6 million working people from all walks of life, TUC campaigns for a fair deal at work and for social justice at home and abroad.

UNI Global Union represents more than 20 million workers from over 900 trade unions in the fastest growing sectors in the world – skills and services. A total of 90% of new jobs are expected to be in these sectors in the next decade. UNI and our affiliates in all regions are driven by the responsibility to ensure these jobs are decent and workers’ rights are protected, including the right to join a union and collective bargaining.

Workplaces Respond, Futures Without Violence builds innovative partnerships between companies, worker associations and unions, and anti-violence advocates and service providers to increase the safety and economic security of vulnerable workers. The program offers a variety of tools, including, online resources, best practices, training and technical assistance and outreach to raise awareness.

Women FNV (Federatie Nederlandse Vakbeweging /Dutch Federation of Trade Unions) is the Women’s Committee of the FNV. The FNV defends the interests of 1.1 million people in the field of work and income. The FNV is negotiating working conditions in more than 1,000 collective agreements.

Women & Research Group, The University of Sydney Business School provides a scholarly environment for inquiry into all aspects of women, work, employment, family and community in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. It provides a focal point for collaboration with established and leading and emerging scholars, with research centres with similar interests and with practitioners and policy makers in the field. The WWRG has an extensive membership of academics and practitioners and holds regular seminars, roundtables and conferences.

Collaborator Affiliations

New Zealand Family Violence Clearing House / University of Auckland is a national centre for research and information on family and whānau violence in Aotearoa New Zealand. It provides information and resources for people working towards the elimination of family violence. The Clearinghouse is based at the School of Population Health, University of Auckland.

Pan American Health Organization The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), founded in 1902, is the world’s oldest international public health agency. It provides technical cooperation and mobilizes partnerships to improve health and quality of life in the countries of the Americas. PAHO is the specialized health agency of the Inter-American System and serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO). Together with WHO, PAHO is a member of the United Nations system.

Ending Violence Association of BC works to coordinate and support the work of victim-serving and other anti-violence programs in British Columbia through the provision of issue-based consultation and analysis, resource development, training, research and education. Our work is guided by respect for difference, human dignity and equality.

Business & Administration Department, University of Winnipeg We offer students a solid foundation of business and management principles, including the fundamentals of accounting, human resources, marketing, strategy and operations management.

University of Melbourne Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching and engagement.

Catholic Family Service Ottawa CFSO’s dedicated professionals are committed to helping people through some of life’s biggest challenges. Our experience in the community and collaboration with other organizations has allowed us to effectively serve individuals and families for over 70 years.

Langara College is an undergraduate institution providing University Studies, Career Studies, and Continuing Studies programs and courses to more than 21,000 students annually.

Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children, The University of Western Ontario is committed to the development and application of knowledge for the prevention of violence against women and children and vulnerable adults through promoting innovation, collaboration and equality.

Changing Ways helps men to eliminate their abusive and violent behaviour in their primary and intimate relationships.

Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability, World Health Organization. The primary role of the WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations’ system.

Centre for Families, Work & Well-Being, University of Guelph is an innovative, interdisciplinary research and educational centre responding to dramatic changes in family patterns, paid work, and broader economic and political structures.

Canada Research Chair, Law, Health and Worker Protection, Dr. Katherine Lippel, Canada Research Chair in Occupational Health and Safety Law, is focusing on the content and application of occupational health and safety regulatory frameworks. She is also examining their effectiveness in preventing work-related injuries, disease and disabilities, and in providing compensation for work-related health problems.  Lippel is examining these questions through a gender lens. In addition, she is exploring the effects of governance structures and measures of regulatory effectiveness.

The Canadian Network of Women's Shelters & Transition Houses is a unified voice collaborating, educating and innovating for systemic change that ends violence against women making Canada a model for safety in the world.

Rudner MacDonald is an employment law firm providing advice to both employers and employees.

Canada Post Corporation known more simply as Canada Post, is the crown corporation which functions as the country's primary postal operator.

Ending Violence Association of British Columbia

RCMP The Canadian national police service and an agency of the Ministry of Public Safety Canada. It is a national, federal, provincial and municipal policing body.

The Ontario Women’s Directorate (OWD) works to increase women’s economic security and to end violence against women. OWD collaborates with women’s organizations and across government to advance women’s equality, support their safety and improve their economic security. OWD also provides grants to organizations that offer innovative violence prevention education programs and training programs for jobs and entrepreneurship.

Ontario Provincial Police operates out of 165 detachments, five regional headquarters, one divisional headquarters and a general headquarters in Orillia. OPP members are responsible for traffic safety on Ontario's roadways, waterways and trails, policing more than 922,752 square kilometres of land and 110,398 square kilometres of waterways.

The Department of Family and Human Services, PEI contributes to the well-being of individuals, families and communities by working collaboratively to promote the development of healthy, self-reliant individuals and to support and protect vulnerable members of the community.

FREDA Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children is a joint collaboration between academics at Simon Fraser University and community and women’s organizations working at the grass-roots level. The FREDA Centre is committed to participatory action research, focused specifically on violence against women and children, and works in the interests of the community to end this violence.

RESOLVE is a prairie-based research network that co-ordinates and supports research aimed at ending violence, especially violence involving girls and women.