September 25, 2007 - New York City. Mariska Hargitay hosted
the launch cocktail party and screening of the short film (Un)Safe
developed by Safe Horizon, the nation's leading victims
assistance organization. The event was held at The Museum of
Modern Art (MOMA). The cocktail reception was followed by the
film screening with a Q & A afterwards.
The film (Un)Safe was directed by noted, award-winning indie
filmmaker James Ponsoldt,
who has been represented by films and awards at Sundance. It
portrays the impact of domestic violence on an executive, her
children, her colleagues, and her company when abuse invades
the workplace. Mariska Hargitay is a dedicated advocate and
Board member of Safe Horizon.
(Un)Safe, is the centerpiece of the training and educational
component of SafeWork, a national movement to empower
corporate America to address domestic violence in the
workplace. Through the education and training, research,
public awareness and innovative initiatives like SafeWork
2010, SafeWork helps companies keep their employees safe and
protect their bottom line.
Domestic violence DOES NOT stay at home.
It follows its victims to work.
Domestic violence IS your business.
1 in 5 employed adults is a victim of domestic violence
Nearly $6 billion in healthcare expenses and lost
productivity every year
8 million paid work days are lost annually.
SafeWork 2010 is a national initiative to challenge corporate
leaders to recognize domestic violence in the workplace and
take action to address it. 10 major CEO's have already signed
the SafeWork 2010 pledge on behalf of their companies, three
of whom attended the SafeWork CEO Roundtable and Media
Briefing, also on September 25: Robert Pearl, MD, Executive
Director and CEO of Kaiser Permanente’s The Permanente Medical
Group , Bill McComb, Chief Executive Officer of Liz Claiborne
Inc. and Emanuel Chirico, Chairman and CEO of Phillips-Van