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CAEPV News - 2007
25 September 2007 - New York, NY
CAEPV, Liz Claiborne, and Safe Horizon Release Results of CEO and Employee Survey on "It's Time to Talk Day"
While CEOs Think Only 6% Of Their Workforce Are Victims of Domestic Violence, 1 in 4 Women Working In Fortune 1500 Companies Indicate They Are Victims

On September 25, 2007, the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence, Liz Claiborne Inc., and Safe Horizon, unveiled key findings from two new parallel research studies, as part of a CEO Roundtable and Media Briefing. The first measures business leaders' attitudes toward domestic violence, benchmarking the results against those of prior studies conducted by Liz Claiborne in 1994 and 2002. The second survey benchmarks the Corporate Alliance 2005 survey of employee attitudes toward the issue.

A complete executive summary is available, but a few key findings include:

- Increasing numbers of CEO's realize domestic violence impacts the bottom line, but differ significantly with employees on the business role in addressing domestic violence

- CEO's underestimate numbers of victims in their own companies: on average, CEO's believe only 6% of their full time employees are victims; employees who say nearly 3 times as many, 16% are victims

- More than 1 in 4 women (26%) in the workplace admit to being a victim and 1 in 4 (24%) know a coworker who is a victim

- 90% of employees think companies representatives should be trained in recognizing the warning signs of domestic violence

What does this mean? CAEPV Executive Director Kim Wells said, "Clearly employees see domestic violence impacting the workplace 'on the ground' and CEOs are in a different position. It is clear that employees want and need the kind of training offered by SafeWork -- a program launched in partnership between Safe Horizon and the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence."

For an overview of this survey, click here.
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