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Conference a “huge success” as employers from across the UK join together to tackle domestic abuse

10 October 2019

The Employers’ Initiative 2019 conference, held this week in central London, saw employers from across the UK come together to tackle domestic abuse.

The landmark conference, hosted by BBC journalist Kate Silverton, saw a diverse range of speakers and panel guests join exhibitors, members and supporters at the BBC Radio Theatre.


Speaking after the conference, Chair of the Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse, Elizabeth Filkin CBE, said:

“This year’s conference had it all - ideas, enthusiasm and a real commitment to making a positive change. We met at a time when domestic abuse is high on both the political and news agendas, and this was reflected in the large number of guests and superb range of contributors.

“The central conference message this year was a purposefully challenging one, taking inspiration from the new Employers’ Initiative strap-line – “Domestic abuse. It’s all our business”.

“The Employers’ Initiative has always been driven by a determination to enable ever more UK employers to take action on domestic abuse - raising awareness among all employees, supporting those affected, and providing support and education to help perpetrators to stop.

“In the last year alone, the Employers’ Initiative has made huge progress, something that our conference showcased brilliantly. With a successful rebrand, new website and social media feeds, and look, feel and tagline that sharpens the focus and effectiveness of our work, we are ready to redouble our efforts to tackle domestic abuse in all its forms.”

We will be showcasing content from this year’s event on our website and social media in the weeks ahead, and sharing content from the presentations and contributors.