[Community, Suppliers, Shareholders, Systems]
We encourage organisations and institutions to understand the importance of ecosystem responses in the context of a strategic holistic response to domestic, family and sexualised violence.
Organisations have significant influence not just with their employees and customers but also their sector, their suppliers, shareholders, stakeholders and local communities where they operate.
Organisations can choose the standards they require of their suppliers, who they do business with, and how they support local communities. They can choose which stakeholders they engage with and what issues they make a priority.
- Reflect on the Futures Framework
- Follow the Leadership Roadmap
- Implement the Support Menu (Ecosystem Responses)
The Insight Exchange Reflections Kit collates the resources featured in the Foundations and Foundations Applied.
Every sector matters
Social, service and systemic responses to domestic, family and sexualised violence are interdependent.
These responses have the potential to alleviate or compound the adverse impacts and experiences of victims of violence.
The status quo of the ecosystem impacts people in, or engaging with, your organisation/institution. And we are all part of the ecosystem.
Safety and communication are inextricably linked - No Hidden Door
Every sector is a possible door to information and support for victim-survivors of domestic, sexualised and family violence. Because safety and communication are inextricably linked, victim-survivors rely on the quality of public-facing communication, and this includes website content and user experience. They rely on websites to be informing, affirming and safe to browse. Victim-survivors may only browse the website but never contact or use the organisation directly, however we cannot underestimate the immediate and enduring value of communication.
Explore the ‘No Hidden Door’ initiative which highlights the importance of auditing the ‘doors’ to information that are currently available to victim-survivors of domestic, family and sexualised violence (DFSV).
People experiencing DFSV rely on multiple parts of a complex information and support ecosystem for their safety and wellbeing. The more disparity there is between different parts of the ecosystem, the tougher and more compromising it is for victim-survivors to access information and to navigate support. People using violence and abuse are more able to extend their use of abuse and control when information and communication about DFSV and support services are opaque, unclear or unsafe to access.
Together we can uplift communications across the ecosystem, identifying and closing gaps in our communication. Making sure no 'door' to information and support is hidden, and every 'door' offers a safe, supported discreet experience for victim-survivors of DFSV and their supporting family and friends.
‘No Hidden Door’ hosts industry reports, the No Hidden Door collection and Guidance (website content and functions).
Explore examples of lived experiences of the ecosystem of responses: