Actress Claudia Karvan joined Fortescue Metals Group chief executive Nev Power to recognise White Ribbon Day and speak out against violence towards women.
Mr Power said Fortescue believed it had a responsibility as an industry leader to foster equality and respect between men and women, as this reduced attitudes that support violence.
Ms Karvan and Mr Power encouraged FMG employees yesterday to take the White Ribbon oath, which asks men and women to stand up, speak out and act to prevent men’s violence against women.
In Australia, one woman is killed every week due to domestic violence.
One in six people has experienced violence from a current or former partner, and indigenous women are 34 times more likely to be hospitalised as a result of family violence.