d) Workplaces as settings for the prevention of men’s violence against women

Note: For references focused on violence prevention in particular settings such as the military, sports, universities, and faith institutions, see the relevant links. See here for references on men’s roles in building gender equality at work.


Recent overviews

Adhia, A., Gelaye, B., Friedman, L. E., Marlow, L. Y., Mercy, J. A., & Williams, M. A. (2019). Workplace Interventions for Intimate Partner Violence: A Systematic Review. Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, 34(3), 149-166. 10.1080/15555240.2019.1609361

Chung, D., C. Zufferey, and A. Powell. (2012). Preventing Violence Against Women in the Workplace (An evidence review: full report). Melbourne: Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth).

Ellwood, M., Rodriguez, K., Mense, C., Reinheimer, A., & Pan, N. (2018). Domestic and family violence: A real workplace issue for women. Discussion paper. Melbourne, VIC: Job Watch.

Flood, Michael. (2019). Changing Men’s Organisations. Chapter 9 in Engaging Men and Boys in Violence Prevention. Palgrave Macmillan. URL: https://xyonline.net/content/new-book-engaging-men-and-boys-violence-prevention.

Holmes, S., and M. Flood. (2013). Genders at Work: Exploring the role of workplace equality in preventing men’s violence against women. Sydney: White Ribbon Foundation.

McKenzie, M., C. Varley, and M. Barr. (2018). Working with workplaces: challenges and opportunities for workplace violence prevention and bystander programs. Melbourne: Women’s Health Victoria (Women’s Health Victoria Knowledge Paper 1)

Powell, A., Sandy, L. and Findling, J. (2015). Promising Practices in Workplace and Organisational Approaches for the Prevention of Violence Against Women. Report prepared for Our Watch. Melbourne: RMIT University.

VicHealth. (2015). Equal Footing: A Practical Toolkit for Boosting Gender Equality and Respect in Your Workplace. Melbourne: Victorian Health Promotion Foundation.

Women’s Health Victoria. (2012). Everyone’s Business: A guide to developing workplace programs for the primary prevention of violence against women. Melbourne: Women’s Health Victoria.


Further works

Australian Services Union. (2011). Family Violence is a Workplace Issue. Melbourne: ASU.

Diversity Council Australia, & Our Watch. (2021). Myth busting and domestic and family violence at work: Using evidence to debunk common myths and assumptions. https://www.dca.org.au/research/project/myth-busting-flexibility

Durey, R. (2011). Working Together Against Violence: Final Project Report. Melbourne: VicHealth & Women’s Health Victoria.

Dompierre, J., Laliberte, D., Girard, S.-A., & Gignac, S. (2008). A qualitative and quantitative evaluation of an experiment for preventing violence in the workplace. European Review of Applied Psychology, 58(4), 275-283.

Flood, M, C. Smyth, and K. Valentine (2020). The Domestic Violence Awareness Toolbox Talks Pilot Program: Final Evaluation Report. Sydney: Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney.

Gillen, P. A., Sinclair, M., Kernohan, W. G., Begley, C. M., & Luyben, A. G. (2017). Interventions for prevention of bullying in the workplace. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (1).

Futures Without Violence. (2019). The everyday activist guide for ending workplace sexual harassment and assault. Washington, DC: Futures Without Violence.

Holmes, S., and S. Dyson. (2014). Promoting Equality, Preventing Violence: Report of the Y Respect Gender Project at YMCA Victoria, 2012-2015. Melbourne: YMCA Victoria.

Lindquist, C., M. Clinton-Sherrod, et al. (2006). Inventory of Workplace Interventions Designed to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence. Atlanta, GA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: May.

Male Champions of Change. (2020). Employees who use domestic & family violence: A workplace response. Sydney: Male Champions of Change.

McAdams, Lisa. (2018). Domestic Violence: Changing Culture, Saving Lives. Lisa McAdams Pty Ltd.

Murray, S., and A. Powell. (2007). Family violence prevention using workplaces as sites of intervention. Research and Practice in Human Resource Management, 15(2): 62-74.

Randela, Jane A., and Kimberly K. Wells. (2003). Corporate approaches to reducing intimate partner violence through workplace initiatives. Clin Occup Environ Med, 3: 821- 841.

VicHealth. (2014). ‘Stepping in’: A bystander action toolkit to support equality and respect at work - A resource for State Sporting Associations. Melbourne: Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth).

VicHealth. (2016). Generating Equality and Respect. A world-first model for the primary prevention of violence against women: Full evaluation report. Melbourne: Victorian Health Promotion Foundation.

Victorian Community Council Against Violence (VCCAV). (2004). Family Violence is a Workplace Issue: Workplace Models to Prevent Family Violence. Melbourne: Victorian Community Council Against Violence.

Wagner, K., Yates, D., & Walcott, Q. (2012). Engaging men and women as allies: A workplace curriculum module to challenge gender norms about domestic violence, male bullying and workplace violence and encourage ally behavior. Work, 42(1), 107-113.

Wells, S.S. (2012). Rape Aggression Defense and Workplace Violence Prevention. J. Healthc. Prot. Manage; 28(1): 76-80.