New Training Video Focuses on Violence Against Women in Industry
Be More than a Bystander video trailer – courtesy Government of BC
Prince George, B.C.- A new training video has been launched in an effort to end violence against women in the resource industry,.It is part of the “Be More than a Bystander” education and awareness campaign.
The full video is half an hour long, and will help new workers in the resource sector identify risks and respond appropriately to violence against women, learn about respect for each other to foster safe and healthy workplaces and
raise awareness that the effects of violence against women are not limited to the home.
“Close to 70% of Canadians tell researchers they know a woman who has been abused or assaulted yet very few people know what to say or what to do should abuse or violence appear in their midst” says Tracy Porteous, executive director, Ending Violence Association of B.C. She says the training video will expand the message to thousands more people.
Addressing the effects of violence against women in the workforce is said to increase productivity because it creates healthier and safer workers and workplaces and reduces absenteeism.