Businesses and community campaigns
Local It's not OK campaigns are active in many communities around New Zealand.
Businesses can play an important part in them both as employers, and as community members.
Some of the many ways businesses can be involved include:
- publicly taking a stand against family violence
- helping organise local campaigns
- supporting campaign events and activities
- participating in local poster campaigns
- distributing information about family violence and where to get support
- having some staff trained as "champions" who promote anti-family violence messages and can be approached by people (staff, clients, or the public) wanting help
- being a safe place for people needing help to come to
- having policies in place to effectively support staff affected by family violence
Rob Cooper, owner of Cooper Tyres in Paeroa, appeared in a video about the town's campaign. View it here https://youtu.be/wsWXxaWeBLw
More than 100 local businesses in Waitaki district created their own posters and messages for their local campaign.
Z service stations in the Bay of Plenty are supporting the local Te Puke and Papamoa campaigns with information in their stores, and staff trained to help if members of the public approach them.
Watch Dave Gillies from Z Bay of Plenty talk about the benefits of his staff being involved as community champions.
If you want to discuss how your business can be part of a campaign, contact the local It's not OK campaign co-ordinators if you know who they are, your local family violence network or the national It's not OK team firstname.lastname@example.org