The Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse
It’s all our business.
The Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse (EIDA) is a network of nearly 1,200 employers, of all sizes, from all sectors, that are taking action on domestic abuse. For too long, domestic abuse has been viewed as a private matter that happens in the home, behind closed doors. Yet the workplace can be the only place of safety and respite for many victims or survivors of domestic abuse. Employers have an important role to play in raising awareness and supporting their employees who are impacted.
EIDA’s Vision: Every employer taking action on domestic abuse.
Domestic abuse can happen to anyone of any age, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion or background. It can encompass, but is not limited to, psychological, physical, sexual, economic and emotional abuse. The statistics are shocking :
As well as harming the victim / survivor’s mental, physical and emotional health, domestic abuse can have an adverse impact on staff morale more broadly. The cost of domestic abuse to business is estimated at £1.9 billion through decreased productivity, time off work, lost wages and sick pay.
Statistics from: Domestic abuse prevalence and trends, England and Wales: year ending March 2022 and Homicide in England and Wales Year Ending March 2021,#the relationship between victims and suspects
By inspiring and supporting businesses to embed effective policies, guidance and cultures around domestic abuse, we save and change the life of people like Fiona
EIDA offers a creative solution to a widespread societal problem by bringing employers together to learn from each other. EIDA’s power is in its network where ideas, knowledge and best practice are shared to help best protect employees
EIDA currently supports nearly 1,200 small and large businesses from all sectors, employing over 6.9 million people, to tackle domestic abuse
Take a stand on domestic abuse and join EIDA’s network today.
Membership is free, comes with a whole host of benefits and your organisation can sign up here.