Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Safe Place in The Workplace Hotline October 11

On October 11th, Liz Claiborne Inc. will host a Safe Place in the Workplace Company Hotline where HR executives can call to discuss how they can incorporate an intimate partner violence workplace program into their own companies' policies. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. October 11th is being dubbed It's Time to Talk Day, a day on which Americans nationwide will be urged to talk about domestic violence. The Safe Place in the Workplace Company Hotline is one of many activities planned for that day, including the roll out of a curriculum for high schools on teen dating violence, and the ringing of the closing bell of the NYSE.

From 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, HR executives can call toll free 877-448-8783 and enter the pin number:VS173409, to speak with Dennis Butler, Vice President of Associate Relations at Liz Claiborne, and Kim Wells, Executive Director of the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence. Both will be available to answer questions for all HR executives who call the Hotline. The Corporate Alliance is the only national organization of its kind founded by business leaders and focused on DV issues in the workplace.

Studies indicate that intimate partner violence affects nearly 25% of all employees in every place of business. Furthermore, intimate partner violence victims lose nearly 8 million days of paid work annually - the equivalent of more than 32,000 full time jobs. Direct medical costs associated with domestic violence in the US are 1.8 billion a year.

With staggering statistics such as these, Liz Claiborne found it critical to include Safe Place in the Workplace Company Hotline in their efforts to combat intimate partner violence.

Companies Care About Domestic Violence

As we recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we honor ALL our CAEPV Members as our "Members of the Month." Whether it is within the workplace through policies and awareness programs, or outside the workplace through educational campaigns, all of our CAEPV members are changing the landscape of our society. For every life that has been or will be changed – or even saved – by workplaces addressing intimate partner violence, our CAEPV members across the country should be very proud indeed.

We are honored to have such involved and dedicated organizations as members of CAEPV – all committed to making partner violence “everybody’s business”!

Friday, September 23, 2005


The 2005 IT'S TIME TO TALK DAY page is now up on the Liz Claiborne "Love Is Not Abuse" site -- you can get there by going to There is all kinds of great information about IT'S TIME TO TALK DAY including an event toolkit, event ideas, a national event roster (where you can register what you are doing), and more!