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SAFVPN Congratulates Warehouse Group

SAFVPN Congratulates Warehouse Group On Domestic Violence Prevention Measures

SAFVPN (Safer Aotearoa Family Violence Prevention Network) add our congratulations to The Warehouse Group of Companies for the stance they have taken on not only reducing Domestic Violence harms but also preventing them

SAFVPN understands that The Warehouse Group has extended 10 days of paid leave to all 12,000 employees of their stores including Noel Leeming, Online Stores and Warehouse Stationary. This 10 days leave specifically allows the employees to deal with Domestic Violence issues. It also allows for the employees to move in to safer homes, if they have been in a Domestic Violence Situations.

In the last 2 years alone, a reported 100 people died from Domestic Violence. Therefore, for a Large Group of Companies like The Warehouse Group, this is an important stand.

SAFVPN Manager Raewyn Bhana says “Working on the frontline with diverse cases every day, I see how devastating Domestic Violence is. I am happy to know The Warehouse Group is doing this to help their families”.

SAFVPN Governance Member TeRata Hikairo says “We are heartened when Corporate Organisations take effective actions on Domestic Violence. We strongly encourage other Corporate Organisations to follow suit. This can potentially reduce Domestic Violence harms and Domestic Violence rates”.

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