woman graduating uni

Universities audited on response to Change the course report

Today marks one year since the release of the landmark Change the course report into sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities.To coincide with the anniversary, the Australian Human Rights Commission has conducted an audit of...
Wednesday 1 August 2018
Commissioner Kate Jenkins and eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant

Technology and workplace sexual harassment

The Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins says technology and online platforms present enormous opportunities to advance gender equality, however they can also be used to subject women to online harassment and abuse.Commissioner Jenkins has...
Wednesday 25 July 2018
Sexual Harassment Inquiry submissions open

Submissions open for world first inquiry into workplace sexual harassment

The Australian Human Rights Commission is calling for submissions to the National Inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.The National Inquiry, led by the Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins, would like to hear from...
Monday 9 July 2018
Commissioner Kate Jenkins at CEDAW

Commissioner Jenkins appears before UN Committee on the Elimination of...

The Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins has appeared before the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).The CEDAW Committee, is meeting in Geneva to review Australia’s compliance with the...
Wednesday 4 July 2018
Kate Jenkins - 30% of women surveyed had experienced online abuse or harassment

Online abuse against women on Human Rights Council agenda

The Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins has told the United Nations Human Rights Council that Australia is taking steps to protect women and girls against online harassment and abuse.Speaking via video link to the HRC 38th session in Geneva...
Friday 22 June 2018