New Resource: Workplaces Respond to Domestic & Sexual Violence
Friday, January 11, 2013 1:35 PM

Workplaces Respond is a new online resource that provides information on creating an effective workplace response to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence and other forms of violence against women. 

The website offers information to raise awareness, tools to help implement workplace policies and ensure safety, and resources for victims to get help and connect with local agencies working around issues of sexual and domestic violence.  The following statistics are featured on the website:

  • According to a 2006 study from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly one in four large private industry establishments (with more than 1,000 employees) reported at least one incidence of domestic violence, including threats and assaults, in the past year.
  • A 2005 phone survey of 1,200 full-time American employees found that 44 percent of full-time employed adults personally experienced domestic violence’s effect in their workplaces, and 21 percent identified themselves as victims of intimate partner violence.
  • On average, four to five women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends each day in the United States, and women experience two million injuries from intimate partner violence each year.
  • The United States Department of Justice estimates that eight percent of rapes occur while the victim is working.


Compiled from: Workplaces Respond to Domestic & Sexual Violence: A National Resource Center