Cardno supports the elimination of violence against women

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Cardno is proud to support the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Sunday 25 November 2018.

We believe in a zero tolerance approach to violence against women in the home and workplace, and we remain committed to Domestic and Family Violence Prevention.

Cardno CEO and Managing Director Ian Ball, explained how the company is supporting positive change. “We take domestic and family violence prevention seriously at Cardno. We have support programs in place for our staff to raise awareness and to help prevent domestic and family violence.”

“We are also delivering projects which promote gender equality and social inclusion and they’re achieving sustainable advancements in health, education, governance, the environment, and the economy,” said Ian.

These gender equality and social inclusion projects include:


Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development (Pacific Women) Support Unit

A group of Fijian women sitting in a room writing in notebooks

Pacific Women supports work to reduce violence against women and to improve access to support services for survivors of violence. Pacific Women also recognises the extent of the problem and the detrimental impact violence has on women’s lives. The activities implemented which are aimed at ending violence against women, account for 51 per cent of the program funding.

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Fiji Women’s Fund

A woman reading a brochure on how to apply to the Fiji Women's Fund

The Fiji Women’s Fund (The Fund), is an initiative of the Australian Government-funded Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development (Pacific Women) Program. The Fund committed up to AU$10.5 million from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2022 to support women’s groups, organisations and networks in Fiji to expand and enhance their work on women’s empowerment and gender equality.

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Resource Guide and Training on Gender-Based Violence

Woman in hard hat and clip board on construction site

The Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Prevention Toolkit was produced for USAID’s energy and infrastructure projects globally. Partnering with USAID, Cardno’s toolkit helps to bridge the gap between engineers and gender experts, providing a valuable resource for field project teams to design energy and infrastructure projects that take into consideration the needs of women in these sectors. 

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