Your Community Health (YourCH) and Transgender Victoria (TGV) are partnering on an exciting new initiative supported by WorkSafe Victoria’s WorkWell Respect Fund. The Being Valued project will create evidence-based resources – through a co-design process with LGBTIQA+ communities – that help employers prevent gendered-violence in the workplace.
Centering community voices during development, these resources will improve the capacity of workplaces, specifically leaders, to create safe, inclusive and gender affirming workplace cultures for TGDNB and LGBTIQA+ workers. It will be made freely available to all Victorian workplaces via the WorkWell Toolkit, reaching a large number of organisations for even greater impact.
Slated to launch the new resources by mid-2025, the Toolkit will equip Victorian workplaces to better meet their OHS duties in preventing gendered violence and harassment.
“YourCH and TGV have a long and proud history of partnering to improve health, equity and outcomes for LGBTIQA+ Victorians. We are excited to see how Being Valued will support workplaces in creating safer spaces for TGDNB and LGBTIQA+ workers.” – Kent Burgess, CEO of Your Community Health.
“We look forward to engaging with community and stakeholders to develop better understandings of safer employment cultures and practices across the State, with attention to the nuances of gender diversity and gendered violence.” – Son Vivienne, CEO of Transgender Victoria.
Being Valued reflects an ongoing collaboration between YourCH and TGV to promote inclusion, safety, and justice for LGBTIQA+ individuals. It is supported by WorkSafe’s WorkWell Respect Fund, which supports large-scale projects that design and deliver evidence-based initiatives to prevent work-related gendered violence including sexual harassment.