This past year has been full of change. The influence of the #MeToo movement in the workplace cannot be downplayed, with many more women feeling encouraged and supported to come forward with their experiences of harassment and abuse. It has also helped to create better practices and policies within organizations, while also opening the doors to have these conversations. At Make It Our Business, we have continued to focus on educating workplaces and organizations with a variety of training options, while also discussing issues that are becoming more mainstream or need to be at the forefront of issues, especially through our blog.
We’re sharing some of our most popular blog posts below as well as our 16 Days of Action video. Thank you for your support in educating and involving everyone in ending violence against women and children. Don’t forget to join us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date on news, events and our own content.
Guest blogger, lawyer and women’s rights advocate Kathryn Marshall, discusses the immensely prevalent issue of domestic violence & how employers can help support victims within their organization.
Which Ontario Provinces Provide Domestic Violence Leave
2019 started off with two provinces – Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador – enacting new legislation that allows workers who are survivors of domestic violence to take time off. Nationally, the federal government’s own law providing 10 days of leave came into effect on September 1, 2019. We outlined which provinces provide leave for victims and what this leave looks like across the country.
Women and Girls in Science: Progress Equality
MP Kate Young writes about the strides we’ve taken when it comes to encouraging girls to enter the historically male-dominated fields of science and technology and well as support for women in the field. While there has been great progress made, we still have a long way to come. View the guest blog here!
Flexibility Can Help Keep More Women in the Workforce
Women play a clear role when it comes to prosperous workplaces, so we need to do a better job at ensuring we are providing flexibility and support that encourages women to enter and stay in the workforce, especially when it comes to flexibility for parents and families. Read more!
We’re Letting Employers Get Away with Discrimination Against Older Workers
The issue of employment discrimination against older people is a prevalent issue – read more about it here. We also encourage you to support a co-worker that might be facing discrimination.
16 Days of Action on Violence Against Women
With the goal of opening these discussions and talking about sexual abuse in particular, we produced a series of video clips from our Healthy Talks series and one final montage video – we hope you’ll help by sharing some of these resources!