In November in Madrid was held the “Safe at home, Safe at work” conference, which was organized by the European Trade Union Confederation, and over 80 European trade unions were involved. In this occasion, to mark the International Day against Violence against Women (November 25), a study was presented that shows how trade unions in Europe address violence against women at work through collective agreements with employers at national, sectorial and company level, and how battling gender-based violence at the workplace can help to prevent violence against women at home, as well as support women in situations of violence. Furthermore, during the two-day conference many interesting panel discussions were held with topics such as what happens when gender-based violence impacts work, or why domestic violence is a trade unions’ issue, as well as discussions on how to address gender based violence at work and making the link between domestic violence and workplace.
The panel discussion “Working together to put an end to gender-based violence” was an opportunity for Ms Gigi Guizzo from CEPS Projectes Socials to present the work done through the #CARVEdaphne and #USVreact projects. With approximately 150 participants from Spain, Australia, Bulgaria, UK, Denmark, Slovenia, Italy, France, Ireland, Belgium and Germany this conference was a great opportunity to promote the #CARVEdaphne guide for companies and campaign poster, and the #USVreact training, as well as many other actions that aim to stop gender-based violence at the workplace and at home.