A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women. International Women’s Day.
A promise is a promise:
Time for action to end violence against women
Friday March 8th marks International Women’s Day and there is a wealth of information to browse on theInternational Women’s Day 2013 website, which includes details of more than 320 events planned across the UK by a wide range of organisations.
Welcome to the RCN’s International
Women’s Day presentation.
This year’s theme focuses on ending
violence against women.
The following slides highlight some of the
work being done by the Royal College of
Nursing in this area.
The RCN will continue to raise awareness of International Women’s Day as an integral part of our long tradition of work in implementing equality of opportunity, celebrating diversity and promoting human rights.
“All workers have a right to work safely and free from violence.
The RCN is concerned that a predominantly female nursing workforce is exposed to high levels of physical and verbal abuse at work and calls on employers, regulators and the Government to do more to protect vulnerable workers from violence.”
RCN Senior Employment Relations Advisor
If you are concerned about workplace violence then speak to your local RCN representative or contact RCN Direct on 0345 772 6100 .
Alternatively, visit www.rcn.org.uk/direct for further advice.
For further information and resources on workplace violence see http://www.rcn.org.uk/support/the_working_environment/health_and_safety/violence_and_agression
The Membership Support Services team offer free, confidential advice, guidance, representation and support to help you.
We work closely with our colleagues in regional offices and legal services to ensure that our members are as fully supported as possible during tough times.
Member Support Services consists of five key services:
For more information, visit the RCN website
“As the RCN’s Midwifery and Women’s Health Advisor, My goal is to enhance women’s health globally. International Women’s Day gives us a vital opportunity to keep women’s health firmly on our agenda.”
RCN Midwifery & Women’s Health Advisor
The Women’s Health and Midwifery forums carry out a wide range of activities each year.
For more information please visit the Forum page
The International dimension:
RCN members with Deputy President, Cecilia Anim and Alison Criado- Perez of Médecins Sans Frontièresdiscussing the role of nurses in humanitarian work as part of our celebrations for International Women’s Day.
The RCN with colleagues from the Royal College of Midwives, joining other organisations supporting Women on the Bridge for International Women’s Day 2012.
This year’s event takes place in New York
and its theme is the elimination of all
forms of violence against women and
Further information about the Commission
can be viewed below
Help us to shape the next generation of
guidance for RCN members aimed at
identifying and responding to domestic abuse
and violence in all its forms
Monday, 22nd April 2013, 12:45 - 13:45
Venue: Jurys Inn
For more information contact
Broken Rainbow (LGBT)
Men’s Advice and Enquiry Line
International Women’s Day website