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Significant research and benchmarking changes in public perceptions of critical issues is an important way that SafeWork is leading change to address domestic violence in the workplace.

On September 25th, 2007 the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence, Liz Claiborne Inc., and Safe Horizon unveiled key findings from two new parallel research studies, as part of a CEO Roundtable and Media Briefing. The first measured business leaders' attitudes toward domestic violence, benchmarking the results against those of prior studies conducted by Liz Claiborne in 1994 and 2002. The second surveyed employees about their attitudes toward the issue.

A few key findings include:

  • Increasing numbers of CEOs realize domestic violence impacts the bottom line, but differ significantly with employees on the business role in addressing domestic violence. [8]
  • CEOs underestimate numbers of victims in their own companies. On average, CEOs believe that only 6% of their full-time employees are victims; employees say that figure is closer to 16%. [8]
  • More than 1 in 4 women (26%) in the workplace identify as being a victim, and 1 in 4 (24%) know a coworker who is a victim. [8]
  • 90% of employees think company representatives should be trained in recognizing the warning signs of domestic violence. [8]


Comparing and contrasting the findings of these surveys will lead to a deeper understanding of the issues confronting the SafeWork movement.

To find out how you can bring a SafeWork training to your worksplace, contact Safe Horizon at 212.577.8291 or safework@safehorizon.org.

Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.
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