Domestic and Sexual Violence in the Workplace:
An Employee Toolkit
HRAM’s vision is to elevate HR’s role as a valued strategic partner, through the values of: advocacy, Affordability, Education, Integrity and Relationships. One of HRAM’s core goals is to provide education to help create diverse and safe work environments for all employees.
“HRAM identified the need for our partners to have updated and best practice information around the subject matter. We approached the Women’s Fund as experts in these fields to develop a guide that could be provided to agencies they work with. Through discussions, it was decided a comprehensive guide around domestic violence, sexual violence, sex/labor trafficking and sexual harassment would be most effective because there is a significant amount of overlap between these issues." - Sarah Schulz, HRAM Executive Director
The toolkit was a collaboration of the Women’s Fund of Omaha and the Human Resource Association of the Midlands. As a trusted expert in our community the Women’s Fund of Omaha identifies the most critical issues affecting women and girls in order to raise awareness and drive change. We work collaboratively to ensure that together we are creating a community where women are free from violence-including sex trafficking, domestic violence and sexual assault.
"It provides information about how to stay safe, it provides information about what to ask your employers for. Employers should be working with employees to keep them safe not only in the workplace, but if they're experiencing violence outside so that their workplace is a safe place to go," said Malik. - Meghan Malik is the Trafficking Project Manager, Women's Fund of Omaha
Domestic/Sexual Violence and the Workplace:
An Employee Toolkit "Creating Safe Environments"
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A special thank you to Kim Carpenter, Women’s Fund Consultant for her contribution to the research and writing of this document and to Ingrid Hofeldt, Women’s Fund Weitz Fellow, for editing and organizing this document. Thank you to Survivor Rising and the individuals who contributed for their willingness to share their experiences so that others may learn from them.
Disclaimer: Photos used throughout this report are not photos of survivors represented within this report. Instead the photos used are stock images (professional license photos) and are meant to represent the diversity of individuals who are focused, tricked, or coerced into participating in the commercial sex industry.